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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. >=20 > 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. >=20
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): <-hau>=09=09imperative <-do>=09=09optative <-men>=09=09affective <-yara>=09=09despising <-ju>=09=09certainty (-joh> ~ <-zo>=09flattering The Broyan stage language is rather more elaborate: mear=09=09polite tuyar=09 polite declining pah=09=09commanding mama=09=09deferential xucho=09 moral obligation quda=09=09condescendin -=09=09neutral mior=09=09objective positive nini=09=09disrespectful tu=09=09negative turma=09 unfriendly yu=09=09certainty t'o=09=09surprised timpo=09 historical, telling a story diar=09 flattering yarma=09 friendly yor=09=09gay (as in mood, not in sexual orientation) qada=09=09mocking The first few pages of a Broyan play are presented at Broyan is one of the few languages I've a finished grammar for, but only in Dutch. Boudewijn Rempt |