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Re: Making your language sound nice

From:Michael Martin <masonheart@...>
Date:Sunday, June 15, 2008, 4:31
> -----Original Message----- > Michael Martin: > << > Now, I had this idea that other cases would be formed by > adding a consonant to the end of the word, so that it is > possible to have a nominative and accusative form of each of > the other cases. > >> > > Well, there's your problem right there! ;) Seriously, > though, how does one differentiate a nominative locative and > an accusative locative? Can you give us some example sentences?
Actually, the reason I came up with this idea is because I thought of a situation where you might have genitives in both the subject and the object of the sentence. For example you might say, "Jack's mom doesn't like Harold's cat." For a locative example maybe, "The cat at the tree is watching the bird at Joey's foot." That one even has an accusative-genitive.
> > MM: > << > Are there sound harmony rules in languages that I should > learn about? I've read people talking about vowel harmony. > >> > > There is vowel harmony, and there is also consonant harmony > and the process whose name I forget whereby one consonant > changes in order to be dissimilar to a nearby consonant. Is > it dissimilation? > > Something similar could work for your language.
This could work. I just want to be sure I don't create confusion with some other suffix.
> How many cases do you need to distinguish? > > -David
That is something that has been fluctuating. I've toyed with having as many as seven cases, but that's not final. ... ..... ....... Michael D. Martin (AKA: Masonheart) Master Mason, S. W. Hackett #574 Free & Accepted Masons of California ... ..... .......


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>