Re: Tr: Re: boustrophedon (was: Atlantis II)
|From:||D Tse <exponent@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 29, 2001, 23:14|
>> But, in my languages, I prefer to have unrelated words for opposites.
>> Like, how would you say "Well, she's not *pretty*, but she's not *ugly*
>> either", if you simply used negations?
I have a weirdo negative verb like Finnish, and you can express actual
opposite of meaning and just negation of the word (not X) by either
attaching a negativity prefix to the adjective and making it a verb, or
just putting the adjective before the negativity verb.
real - prios (adjective)
to (be) not real - prios rreì (verb)
false, unreal - rrepprios (still an adjective)