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Imperatives in split-S languages (was Anomaly of the (apparent) Cebuano uvulars and Guarani info request)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Sunday, September 19, 2004, 16:46

On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 17:22:00 -0400,
Trebor Jung <treborjung@...> wrote:

> In the Conlang Collaboration group, Paul Bennett írta: "...let me quickly > summarise the split-S language Guarani, because it's quite interesting: > > "Transitive verbs ('give', 'steal', 'know') take A and O > Intransitive verbs ('go', 'remain', 'follow') take S_a > Quality verbs (used for adjectives) take S_o > > "Transitive and Intransitive verbs may be placed in the imperative. Quality > verbs cannot." > > This sounds pretty cool!
And it makes sense, as the quality verbs are not about actually *doing* something. It is the same way in my conlang Old Albic (a fluid-S language). Greetings, Jörg.


Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>