Re: prepositions in Tok Pisin & Viivo
|Date:||Wednesday, September 20, 2000, 9:35|
Am 09/19 14:21 Jonathan Chang yscrifef:
> The unfortunate things are that:
> 1) I don't have a lotta CPE (Chinese Pidgin English) materials to go on...
>I don't believe there is much to start with. I found reference to -said
in a description of pidgins in a Britannica. It is elsewhere as well I
> 2) I find that a quite a lotta Anglo-Saxon-ish English-lexifier words do
> not seem to go too well aesthetical (to me) with Viivo's more-or-less mutant
> Naturally, of course, I would not mind having more CPE info (like: Just
> what is _-said_ in CPE? "side"? I have not come across it in the scanty
> materials I have on CPE)
>It's a locative similar to "long" in Neo-Melanesian languages I believe.
>A good list for asking those questions.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com
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