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Re: those irregular prepositions

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 13:40
From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 4:15 PM

> My conlangs are disappointingly regular in this regard, so > far, I'm afraid.
Mine too ... In Ayeri, you'd use the locative marker _ea_ for each of 'in', 'on' and 'at'. 'During' would be _ling_[1] then, 'while' is _luga_. Since the Ayeri are supposed to live in the tropics of their planet, dusk and dawn are *not* durative events but punctual ones, like Yahya said. [1] _ling_, adv, during < _(manga) ling_, prep, '(to the) top of sth' < _ling_, n, 'top' [2] _luga_, adv, until < _luga_, prep, 'among, between'; manga luga, prep, 'through' -- "Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes) Tingraena, Rayam 6, 2315 ya 28:35:18 pd