Re: A Babel Text
|Date:||Tuesday, May 8, 2001, 4:46|
Am 05/07 15:33 Christophe Grandsire yscrifef:
> En réponse à andrew <hobbit@...>:
> > >
> > Hmmm. 2.0 (working name) has no way of marking conditional sentences.
> > The original used niensikuo, be_strong.passive, for marking potential,
> > either can or could. I have taken a dislike to [ensikuo] and it's
> > going
> > to be replaced.
> Why? it's a nice sounds combination though... Well, de gustibus...
>Unfortunately it's something that I became unhappy with very early on.
The sound combination is a matter of taste, but it seemed unusual to my
anglophonic ear, and too long for use as an auxiliary verb.
Hmmm. I wonder where I got it from. One of the things I'm finding as I
record anew words from 1.0 is that some words are obvious in their
origins and should be revised, but some of them are downright obscure to
me 10 years later - and probably don't need too much of a touch-up. :)
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com