Question: Verb Paradigms
|From:||David Peterson <digitalscream@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 22, 2001, 19:30|
Has anyone every invented a language that has internal vowel change for
any type of tense/aspect marking on the verb? I did so once in Megdevi where
changing the short vowels from schwas to [I]'s you got the perfective,
regardless of tense, thus:
?oj dZarabi: I'm eating.
?oj dZIrIbi: I've eaten.
However, what I'm really interested in is stuff like German and English
with "sing/sang" and "sehe/sah". I always try to come up with some sort of
language that does things like this, but I'm always disappointed with the
result because it ends looking too regular and/or too artificial. Are there
any out there?