Lingua Frakas...question re: TMA (tenses,mood & aspects)
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 14, 2000, 3:36|
In a message dated 2000/05/14 12:00:54 AM, Nik wrote:
>I could see this happening if the substrate language used those tenses,
>but the forms seem implausible (particularly, mito- and anci-), IMO.
Well, of course, I am not being totally faithful to pidgin/creole
This is afterall an artlang. It is not totally unheard of for a substrate
language to coopt portions of the lexifier's vocabulary to describe their own
So I am imagining one language that has a wider array of tenses trying to
communicate these ideas with others using another language that has fewer
>First, where does _xi_ come from?
I snagged it from Fa d'Ambu, a Portuguese creole, for 3 reasons:
1- they are very short 2- they stand out in the sentence 3- they appeal
to my sense of aesthetics
(it's pronounced /iks-ee/)
>My suggestion would be something like
>(using English words):
>[what exactly is the distinction between "progressive" and
progressive is like "I will be... "... continuative is also known as
"habitual" as in "he always loses"
Thanx for your feedback...