Re: Divine conlang usage (Was: Word used more than once)
|From:||Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 19, 2006, 11:38|
>>ObConlang - does anyone have a language in which some grammatical form
>>is related specifically to religious observance?
Nrit has an entire pronoun system based on the stem <ainu / ainw> and a
number (also used for the zero number) used to refer to divinities and
sacred objects. It's a little baroque; <ainu> inflects for number but
things agreeing with it take 0-number marking. I'm usin' this as an
excuse to write examples:
"Jauhareh, ainu hhalithi-ni mas,a-tsih si tarngi-ni?"
J. GOD meat-sg.AGG eat-2.0 COMP think-1s
Jauhareh, I suppose you (a god) eat meat?
Replacing <ainu> with the second-person <siti>...
"Jauhareh, sit-a..." (sita is the 0 form)
Jauhareh (not a god), I suppose none among you (the addressees, or
perhaps J.'s many identities) eat meat?