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Re: Comparatives (Difficult?!)

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 17:20
>Carsten Becker:
>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. five more-ELISION; ovla with "a" dropped. Attributive adjectives agree only in class. day-MUTATIVE sg.; mh = /m_0/. Standard orthograpy uses wynn. PAST PARTICLE fill-INDICATIVE than-CONJUNCTION; som-a is the postpositional form used when comparing words. fill-SUPINE; the supine is used in all cases requiring a verbal noun. PAST PARTICLE ought-INDICATIVE. Standard orthography uses "kra" in place of "k."