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Re: My latest language: Yracnaji

From:daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 5, 2002, 18:32
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?
> 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?
> 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. ||| daniel -- |


Joe Hill <joe@...>