Re: New Language Sketch (was Re: Conlang Gender)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 1, 1999, 2:29|
nicole perrin wrote:
> abstract concepts, men, women, children, animals, other living things,
> fantasy-type creatures/things, inanimate objects
This is a really odd hierarchy. Abstract concepts should probably be
just before inanimate objects. Human is usually the first item in a
Very interesting that there's a distinction between adult and child, and
between fantasy and "real" animals.
> SVOA where A is the auxiliary.
> Comments? Especially about the case marking stuff, I really want to
> know what I was trying to do so I can clarify it in my own mind - these
> notes are pretty old and illegible.
Why have a strict word-order with case-marking?
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