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Re: Iltârer Nouns

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Saturday, May 5, 2001, 2:16
In a message dated 5/4/01 2:40:42 PM, tom@TELP.COM writes:

<< Good example. The referential case can be used adverbially; word order

indicates it modifies the verb, rather than the noun. "He walks of

turtles". (Actually, in Iltârer symbolism, the turtle represents emotional

reclusiveness, stubbornness, and unwillingness to explore. So the sentence

would be taken to mean something like "He left with his mind unchanged."

But I digress.)

I probably need to clarify the difference between the abstract connotations

of the collective number and the metaphorical use of the referential case.

These are two ideas that dovetail congenially, but maybe the former is a

bit superfluous if I have the latter. >>

    Yeah, yeah, I really like it!  Excellent concept.