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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
<eldin_raigmore@...> wrote:
> 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 changes. 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 gzb. -- Jim Henry