Re: Attitude affixes
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 20, 1999, 20:01|
On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, FFlores wrote:
> I'm beginning to use attitude affixes in Drasel=E9q and
> other conlangs, after I used some of them in Ciravesu,
> in turn motivated by Quechua attitude affixes. I was
> wondering if any of you have these in your langs.
> The basic idea is an affix (maybe not very productive)
> that has a very broad meaning in terms of feelings of
> the speaker and the attitude towards the general situation.
The Charyan languages have quite a system on those lines.
Denden has relatively few, embedded in the modal system
(though these days I tend to term them aspectivizers):
(-joh> ~ <-zo>=09flattering
The Broyan stage language is rather more elaborate:
tuyar=09 polite declining
xucho=09 moral obligation
timpo=09 historical, telling a story
yor=09=09gay (as in mood, not in sexual orientation)
The first few pages of a Broyan play are presented
Broyan is one of the few languages I've a finished grammar for,
but only in Dutch.
Boudewijn Rempt | www.xs4all.nl/~bsarempt