Re: Dynamic vs. Stative Verbs
|From:||Simon Clarkstone <simon.clarkstone@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 6, 2005, 22:08|
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:28:56 -0800, Kris Kowal <cowbertvonmoo@...> wrote:
> Hey, here's a thought for a conlang in respect to static and dynamic.
> Seems to me that the static vs dynamic relationship simply rests on
> the very linguistic edge of calculus. Like, what we're calling
> statics here is a description of state; dynamicism is the first
> derivitve of some given state with respect to time. A clever conlang
> might extend the concept to deeper or even arbitrary derivatives.
> This might lead to some interesting inflection in conjunction with
> numeric affixes as were suggested on another thread....
> 'phudous' might refer to the phenomenon that occurs when a rocket's
> acceleration increases as it loses mass to fuel consumption.I believe that the phenomenon (dddx/dttt) is known as "jerk". The
fourth derivative and above are not consistently named.