Re: Comparatives (Difficult?!)
|Date:||Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 17:20|
>How would your conlang (or any natlang you know)express this
>sentence -- I am intersted in the sentence structure of course, not
>just the words themselves. Here is the sentence:
>"It took five days longer than it should have taken."
pen ovl-' amhr-an per peel-a som-i peel-u per kel-a.
more-ELISION; ovla with "a" dropped. Attributive adjectives agree
only in class.
day-MUTATIVE sg.; mh = /m_0/. Standard orthograpy uses wynn.
than-CONJUNCTION; som-a is the postpositional form used when
fill-SUPINE; the supine is used in all cases requiring a verbal noun.
ought-INDICATIVE. Standard orthography uses "kra" in place