Re: forming sentences...
|From:||Ciege Engine <mkinjubhy@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 1, 2001, 1:25|
I didnt know there were so many cases O.O!
Robert Hailman <robert@...> wrote:
Ciege Engine wrote:
> Im working on my conlang and I currently am using Affixes to indicate
> relation ship with nouns [to it, from it, it is owned, something is by
> it...] and i am worried that this is a bad system, as ive never seen
> it really used elsewhere in conlangs, other than a similar form in all
> languages to conjugate them...
> What are some other systems that work?
> an example of mine, if I say *word*'r it means 'from *word*"
What you're describing seems like a somewhat complex case system,
there's some info to cases here:
Finnish, if I'm not mistaken, works awfully similar to that.
The example you give seems to be the Ablative case, my conlang, and
others, as well as some natural languages, use it.
The other way to do it is to use prepositions, (like in English, "from",
"by", "near", "over", "under") or postpositions. (the same, but they
come after the word they modify, not before)
Those two come to mind, although I wouldn't be suprised if someone else
came up with a delightfully exotic system other than these two.
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