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R: Re: Verb order in Montreiano

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Monday, April 2, 2001, 20:18
Barry Garcia wrote:

> CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU writes: > >Very nice! I like seeing the verb there in the beginning. It's > >something with it that really appeals to me. I can't say what > >it is really. Just that it looks nice. > > It should work, because VSO is common (at least from my observations) in > Spanish, so it shouldnt be a stretch to have the verb first. Although, i'm > pretty sure (and yeah, i should know this) that other verb forms would > need to be used to express certain things......but i dont know what > exactly :). Could anyone give me a hint here? (preferably someone who > knows Spanish better than I, because Montreiano is closely related to it).
Italian uses it to focus on the subject: (Io) vado. I go. Vado io. *I* go (not you, nor someone else). This word order is also used in poetry: '...stette la spoglia immemore / orba di tanto spiro...' Manzoni, 5 Maggio 1821 '...lay the forgetful corpse / blind in its breath...' (he's talking about Napoleon's death). Luca