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Re: Requesting some challenging sentences

From:Rodlox R <rodlox@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 6:36
I hope this helps, at least a little.

> > (1) You give the example "I am running." for > > handling progressive aspect, > > which involves a lexical change in the copula and a > > shift of the 'verb' to A > > position. How do you handle this when the verb is > > transitive -- for example, > > "I am eating an apple."? > >It seems I have two choices; either alter the grammar >to allow a greater variety of structures, or embed >more information in each word by inflecting them. For >example, using a prefix on O-words to flag their >tense, voice and aspect: > >Ku vilero emporu. I run-to (the) market. >Ku pavilero emporu. I ran-to (the) market. >Ku bevilero emporu. I am-running-to (the) market. > >That's works nicely, but kinda messes up my original >intention of having no inflections of any kind.
well, maybe remove any transatives and similar structures, and say that the speakers of this language don't talk in the middle of doing something. and-or simplify...."I am in the process of living my life" -> "I live" or "I am living." would that help?
>turning into somthing quite ordinary from one natlang >or another. Is there nothing new under the sun? ;-)
depends whom ye ask. :)