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"?