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Terminilogy-help needed

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 13:36
There's a new, unfinished page about Taruven up at
I made it as a direct result of a question I received during the
current relay, once again proving how useful relays are :)

The page concerns the word class/part of speech that I call
"frontwords": a closed class of uninflectable words that go at
the beginning/front of a clause/sentence. Unfortunately I have
been asked about what a "backword" would be (Taruven certainly
doesn't have any although "tal", the end-of-relative-sentence
marker, comes close). Therefore, I'm looking for a better term.

There is a second word class of particles in Taruven, which I
call S-words for (sentence words); they can go (just about)
anywhere in a sentence or function as a sentence, so far I have
S-words meaning "always", "never", "thanks", "maybe", "indeed",
"you bet" and several swear-words. I'm looking for a better word
for these too.



Adam Parrish <ap1607@...>