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Re: Basic vocabulary when starting a conlang

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Saturday, August 31, 2002, 19:54
On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 09:47:56PM +0200, Roberto Suarez Soto wrote:
> On Aug/31/2002, Philip Newton wrote: > > > duplicate. For example, there are a number of languages which need no > > copula (so "I doctor" means "I *am* a doctor"), so "to be" is not > > Ehm ... "copula"? :-m I'm afraid I don't know what it means O:-)
[snip] A "copula" is like the English verb "to be" ("is", "are", "were", "been", and its various forms). Or like the Spanish "este"(sp?). Believe it or not, not every language has a copula. T -- Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. -- Napoleon Bonaparte


Jake X <alwaysawake247@...>