Re: My latest language: Yracnaji
|From:||The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 5, 2002, 18:01|
> From: Joe Hill
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "daniel andreasson" <danielandreasson@...>
> To: <CONLANG@...>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 2:46 PM
> Subject: Re: My latest language: Yracnaji
> > Joe Hill wrote:
> > > Nehon uuryjo tanoni
> > > kill.IND 3s.ERG.DEA kill.PST.AO.RFL
> > I'm a bit confused. What does this mean? Two verbs. One
> > in indicative and one in both past tense and aorist.
> > What's aorist in Yracnaji? Is that an aspect? And is
> > _uuryjo_ a special pronoun for third persons who are evil
> > or dead?
> > Oh, I guess I'll just wait for the grammar.
> Ok, I have time to give you the Grammar
> There are two verbs in each sentence, which cannot function without each
> other. Ehon-tan are the verbs "to kill" The first takes the mood, the
> second takes the Tense, Aspect, and defines whether or not the verb is
A very early version of amman iar had a dual verb system similar to this
where both verbs held semantic content. The semantic redundancy, however,
seemed overkill and so the system eventually reduced to an auxiliary/lexical
verb combination in which the lexical verb carried all the semantic content
while the auxiliary became semantically empty, specifying only the
grammatical usage of the lexical verb (e.g. tense, aspect and mood).
David E. Bell
The Gray Wizard
Wisdom begins in wonder.