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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@...>

> Hi! > > Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> writes: >> ... >> AFMCL,
> 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~/ /@/ b /b/ br /B\/ ch /tS/ d /d/ dr /r/ g /g/ gr /R\/ h /h/ k /k/ l /l/ ll /5/ m /m/ n /n/ ñ /N/ p /p/ r /r\/ s /s/ sh /S/ t /t/ tj /C/ Syllable structure is CV-only. Phonotactics are minimal, if any. Roots are 1 to 3 syllables long. Morpheme order within words is something like: Adverb-Plurality-Noun-NounModifiers-Mood-Verb-Aspect Noun Modifiers are things like genitives, adjectives and maybe some other stuff. 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 Inuktitut-like. Paul


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>