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Re: Basic vocabulary when starting a conlang

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Monday, September 2, 2002, 10:21
 --- David Peterson <DigitalScream@...> wrote: >
In a message dated 08/31/02 6:23:46 AM,
> ask4it@GPUL.ORG writes: > "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.
i rather like the greek system, where the root |than| forms the present tense |apoTHNe:ísko:| ( with the prepositional prefix |apo| meaning 'away' and the incipient sufix |sk| ) which means 'i die' and the perfect |téTHNe:ka| meaning 'i have died'/'i am dead' i also like the latin euphemism |uixe:runt| 'they have lived' meaning 'they are dead' . . . been there, done that, got the tombstone bn ===== bnathyuw | landan | arR stamp the sunshine out | angelfish your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts