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Re: My latest language: Yracnaji

From:Joe Hill <joe@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 5, 2002, 16:53
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From: "daniel andreasson" <danielandreasson@...>
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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 Verbs: 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 reflexive. The Mood is defined by a prefix Indicative 'n-' Subjunctive 'j-' Negative 'k-' Imperative '-m' therefore 'Mehon uuryjo tanonip' means 'He must kill himself ' or 'may he kill himself' Tense is defined by a suffix on the second verb Past '-on' Present '-in' Future '-an' Possible Future '-en' Therefore, 'he might kill himself' is 'Jehon eryjo tanenip' Aspect is defined by an following suffix on the second verb, verbs agglutinate. Aorist '-i' Durative '-uu' Stative '-o' Reflexivity is indicated by adding the suffix '-p' Nouns Nouns have 14 cases and 7 Genders, which I will explore in my next bit.


The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>
daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>