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Re: Lingua Frakas...TMA (tenses,mood & aspects)

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Monday, May 15, 2000, 0:59
In a message dated 2000/05/14 09:08:16 PM, Nik wrote:

>Pidgins/creoles sometimes have *more* complexity in certain aspects than >the lexifier, especially after being used for a while, the best example >is Bislama [and other pidgins/creoles in the region] which has pronouns >like _yumitrifala_ (1st person inclusive trial), because, of course, the >local languages make those same distinctions. So, if the local >languages used a complex tense/aspect system, it might make sense that >Synthrax would do that with the lexifier's words.
True. Not to mention the inclusive & exclusive plural 3rd person pronouns found in several pidgins of that region!!! Lotta neat little features like those could be extremely useful.