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Thagojian Cases and Pronouns

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Monday, October 6, 2003, 23:50
It has struck me that I need more cases in Thagojian. I have
been trying for a long time to do with as few as possible,
but it's looking more and more likely that it just ain't
going to work.

Currently, I have:


I'm thinking of expanding this list to at maybe a dozen. For
example, I shall separate Locative (and maybe further into
Adessive (Near) and Inessive (Within)) and Instrumental, and
split Dative into Allative (Towards) and Benefactive (For),
as well as probably add Essive (As sth), Translative
(Becoming sth), and maybe Partitive (Part of sth).

This leads to all kinds of new work in the linker affixes,
but prevents my having to resort to prepositions, which work
in an incredibly clunky way, if at all. Maybe a better
solution is to get better prepositions, but that's a
question for a later time.

I have the following gender affixes, recently updated due to
conversations in the list:

-m 1st person
-s 2nd person
-t 3rd person animate
-n 3rd person inanimate
-p Gerund-forming
-k Question
-r Reflexive
-s' Unstated

I think that by combining the above case roots with these
markers, I ought to be able to form a greater variety of
sentences more easily.

Wish me luck!



Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
michael poxon <m.poxon@...>
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>