Re: THEORY: Betreft: Re: THEORY: Conlanging as reverse Sapir-Whorf?
|From:||Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <ira@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 25, 1999, 20:47|
On Thu, 25 Nov 1999, Rob Nierse wrote:
> It appeared weird to me: I made something for Gbwia that was not
> alien to my mother tongue.
I suppose you mean "that *was* alien to my mother tongue"
> I wonder if other people have that kind of experience too.
Oh yes. Impersonal constructions, collective plurals, inceptive
aspect, the common-gender third person pronoun and the resumptive
pronoun are all alien to Dutch, but usual in Valdyan.
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.
firstname.lastname@example.org (myself) - http://valdyas.conlang.org (Valdyas)