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Re: Basic vocabulary when starting a conlang

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2002, 5:19
Quoting David Peterson <DigitalScream@...>:

> In a message dated 08/31/02 6:23:46 AM, ask4it@GPUL.ORG writes: > > There can be many different words for "to live", whether you mean > to live at a place, in a place, be alive, to thrive, etc. "To die" > is pretty standard, but why not have the basic verb "to be dead", > and the verb "to die" a derivation, "to become dead"? I've never > seen it, but there's no reason why it couldn't happen.
Indeed. IIRC, Lakhota is like this: all verbs are atelic unless modified to be otherwise. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637