|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
>> 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.
>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!"