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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Friday, January 17, 2003, 20:39
On Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 09:16:20PM +0100, Andrew Nowicki wrote:
> I am just learning the grammar from Patrick Hassel-Zein, > but I do know that functional vowel /i/ is used as > the empty preposition that marks accusative. There > are a few examples of this functional vowel in the > Ygyde primer. If the cat is eaten, /i/ is placed > before the cat.
This would make no sense to, for example, a Tagalog speaker. They have no concept of what an "accusative" is. But disregarding that for a moment, another question would be, how do you express passives, if at all? How would you say "I ate" vs. "I was eaten"? T -- "Hi." "'Lo."


Andrew Nowicki <andrew@...>