Re: Types of Possession -- Tesäfköm: A Constructed Language (S11)
|From:||Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 31, 2005, 13:01|
On 12/29/05, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> do, say gzb or Ithkuil or other conlangs handle inalienable possession
> and what types are possibly distinguished?
gjâ-zym-byn has part/whole postpositions, which
are part of the core spacetime postposition system;
the suffix -m marks being a part of something,
im - in; part of
om - into; becoming part of
rqm - out of; ceasing to be part of
It also has a derived postposition "sxu-i"
which is used for "possession" of qualities
(and more rarely used "sxu-o", "sxu-rq").
There is some overlap in their use; "im"
is used of body parts, "sxu-i" of e.g.
intelligence, health, wakefulness, etc. --
not just permanent or durable but also
transient qualities. Either could be
used of intangible faculties like
will, reason, and imagination.
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