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Re: Distinct conjunctions for subordinate clauses in different case relations to main clause

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Thursday, February 2, 2006, 21:43
On 2/2/06, Harold Ensle <heensle@...> wrote:

> Avesta uses a word called a conjunctive pronoun (va). It is a noun which > references the following clause as a whole. However, the pronoun is part of > the main clause and can be fully inflected like any other noun. How it is > inflected indicates how the subclause relates to the main clause. For > example:
<snip> That sounds a bit like the pronoun "zqe" in gzb, except that it's uninflected like all gzb pronouns, and gets its case marked by postpositions. ("ce" has a similar function but points backward to a previous phrase or sentence. Rex May's tceqli uses a similar pair of forward- and backward-reference "this" pronouns, tco and tce.) Having a pronoun that works as a conjunction is a neat idea. Though I suppose my new system with "hoqnx" and "dxoqnx" could be seen as an inflected pronoun-conjunction, with "dxoqnx" the subject form and "hoqnx" the object form...
> For more details, see >
I'll take a look. Thanks. -- Jim Henry