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Re: My latest language: Yracnaji

From:Joe Hill <joe@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 5, 2002, 18:53
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From: "daniel andreasson" <danielandreasson@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: My latest language: Yracnaji

> Joe Hill wrote: > > > There are two verbs in each sentence, > > Aha. Neat. A bit like help verb and main verb in English, > but the information spread between the two. > > > Indicative 'n-' > > Subjunctive 'j-' > > Negative 'k-' > > Imperative '-m' > > > > therefore 'Mehon uuryjo tanonip' means 'He must kill himself' > > or 'may he kill himself' > > Wouldn't 'may he...' rather be _jehon_? If not, what would > that mean?
Well, that's a form of optative, but 'may he' is a form of imperative.
> > Tense is defined by a suffix on the second verb > > > > Past '-on' > > Present '-in' > > Future '-an' > > Possible Future '-en' > > What is "possible future"? As compared to the regular future > I mean. In one of my conlangs I have two kinds of future. One > where the speaker assures that the event will take place ("it > WILL happen") and one which is more like "It might, is said, > will probably happen". Is this anything like that?
Yes, the same thing. Great minds think alike :-)
> > Aorist '-i' > > Durative '-uu' > > Stative '-o' > > What do these aspects mean? I guess that "durative" means > that the event happens for some time, that it has a duration, > and I'm guessing "stative" makes a state out of an event. > Or? But I have no idea what the "aorist" does. > >
Durative is a continuous event, like 'He is Eating', or 'He was jumping' , Aorist is a completed event, like 'He ate' or 'he jumped'. Stative is a normal present tense 'He eats'


daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>