Re: Consecutives like Hebrew's "waw-consecutives" in your 'langs
|From:||Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 17:58|
On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Eldin Raigmore
> I am thinking of a clause-chaining feature like Hebrew's "wa-consecutives".
> I am imagining four clause-conjunctions (conjunctions that connect clauses
> with the meaning "and").
Would you use a similar set of quartets for various other conjunctive
notions? "Or", "nor", "if", "that", "then", "while", etc.? Or use some
other particle plus one of the four basic and-conjunctions for all
more complex conjunctions? Or use basic non-quartet conjunctions
for those other notions, and use a different means to mark switching
of voice, mood, aspect, tense, & polarity?
> TAM) How common is it for a 'lang to fuse Tense, Aspect, and
> Modality/Mode/Mood? Does your 'lang?
It's all over the place in IE langs; not sure how common it is
outside the IE family. I think none of my langs fuse them,
though maybe a couple of my early artlangs for which I've
lost my detailed notes did so. One artlang project that's
been on the back burner has agglutinative aspect and
mood that might become fusional after some more sound
Volapük fused aspect and tense, but marked mood and
voice separately; Esperanto fuses tense and mood, but
marks aspect separately. One possible analysis might
be that aspect and voice are tangled up in E-o, though
not fusionally per se. Most of the other auxlangs and
engelangs I'm familiar with mark all those optionally
and separately with adverbial particles, as does my