Br'ga (was Re: Non-humanoid langs)
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 28, 2005, 0:25|
On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 19:31:32 -0400, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
> Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> writes:
> That's exactly the thought underlying the design of S11! Clause is
> basically a serial verb construction of noun-verb pairs in S11.
> Interesting, do you have doc about Br'ga?
Nothing substantive. I have an alphabet / phonology, and I think somewhere
I've got a diagram of other slots in the main noun-verb complex, and some
notes on word order. Let me see what I can gather.
* * * time passes * * *
The alphabet / phonology is simple (but *is* in UTF):
i ü ű u ų
e ö ő o ǫ
á a å ą̊
/i y y_w u u~/
/e 2 2_w o o~/
/a A Q Q~/
Syllable structure is CV-only. Phonotactics are minimal, if any. Roots are
1 to 3 syllables long.
Morpheme order within words is something like:
Noun Modifiers are things like genitives, adjectives and maybe some other
I think it's going to be topic-fronting, but much more word order is yet
to be devised.
There will be a significant pronoun and pro-verb set. I'm going to have
verb->noun derivational morphology for things like "place of x", "tool for
x" and several others. I think that in theory a "word" could get quite