Languages without verbs
|From:||Fredrik Ekman <ekman@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 13, 2008, 8:55|
I use conlangs in grammar education for primary school kids. Some of the
more advanced pupils create their own languages.
One of them has decided that he wants to make a language with no verbs. He
intends to use suffixes on subjects together with adverbs for the
functions that verbs normally serve in a language.
I suppose that verbless (sort of) conlangs have been attempted before, and
I would like to hear some ideas of potential weaknesses and difficulties
with such an approach.