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Re: Hawaiian

From:Peter Ara Guekguezian <pag-conlanglist@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 5:09
Adam F. wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Feb 2007 00:26:48 -0800, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...> wrote: > > >> Adam wrote: >> << >> Does anyone know what kind of grammar system Hawaiian has? I am >> fascinated >> by it, but I can't find much on the grammar where people are using any >> technical terms. Although, I found a lot about the phonetics. >> >> Oh, man... I have a lot of work to do, and I've got to do it now, >> but I have just about every book published on the Hawaiian >> language. It's one of my favorites. >> >> If you want a very basic sketch, it goes something like this: >> >> TMA V SBJ i OBJ >> > > In the last bit you wrote what does "TMA' and "i" mean? Sorry. I figured the > rest out. > > Thanks for the information. > > Adam > >
TMA is "tense/mood/aspect", which can actually be a circumfixing morpheme, such as <e VERB ana>. <i> is the Direct Object marker, though as David writes, it has many more functions than just that. Correct me if (when) I'm wrong, but "aloha 'au i 'ôlelo Hawai'i!" -kodé (P.A.G.)