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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.