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Re: describing names

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Sunday, August 4, 2002, 20:19
 --- Majken M <blueelkgirl@...> wrote: > Hello
> 1. Her name is Mary > 2. Her name is beautiful
i haven't really addressed names in bac, but this is how i'm tempted to do it. ( a note on the verb |Per| : this verb actually means 'is actual' ; like all verbs in bac its meaning varies depending on the number of topics ( read : subjects, but without the implication of transitivity ) the verb has. it therefore indicates existence when it has one topic and equivalence/identity when it has two. ) 1 bnachic bnehriy Per /"maSitS "me:4i pEr/ 2 bnachic Per ghalj /"maSitS per GaldZ/ notes: 1 —|bac| = sound, language. |bachic| ( note lenition of the c ) means her/his name. nasalisation of the first consonant gives the definite direct case —|bnehriy| is a phonetic spelling of Mary —|Per| indicates equivalence 2 —|Per| here indicates existence. the name is only contingently beautiful —|Gaj| = to look at, see. |galj| is a regularly derived adjectival noun meaning 'atlookableness'/'beauty'. lenition gives the indefinite oblique case translations: 1 her name is and only is Mary 2 her name exists in a beautiful way for 1 you could also use a verb : |lic Bacic that bnehriy| 'she says herself with a thing : mary' for 2 you could drop the word |Per| and verbalise the adjectival noun: |bnachic Galj| /"maSitS galdZ/ gusesheru bn __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts