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Formal introduction: Chleweyish

From:Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>
Date:Saturday, March 6, 1999, 16:33
Chleweyish will be my new language, is the language of the Chleweyness.

Fonno chleweye /'fOno 'xlju:ij@/, as known in Chleweyish will be loosely =
on the grammar of Colombian Signed Language.

Words can be basically classified in the following groups:
  Verbs or predicates

Nouns can take a plural ending -(e)n, or a singular ending -(e)c... uninf=
will usually mean singular if the context does not clarify.

Verbs will inflect after mode.  I have not yet decide how many modes will=

Chleweyish have.  I have yet decided for imperative (usually uninflected)=
indicative (usually adds -e), and a yet unamed mode wich implies that the=
is not real (or probably not), but is not quite the subjunctive; this mod=
usually ends in -el.  Infinitives end in -i.

Conectors can function as question word, as adverbs, as conjunctions or a=

Particles will alway be infront of the word they modify, they will be use=
for mark things like aspect, definitivenes, etc.

These categories are not fixed and a word could be used both as noun or a=
s verb,
some conectors can act like particles or inflect like verbs, etc.

Basic phrase order is:
(space and time) subject verb (adverbial and mode conectors)

If a verb requieres more than one argument will be either OSV, SOV or SVO=
context will usualy tell wich one is correct, or the expresion will be sa=
id in
some other way, like
  SV "to what?" O
  O(pasive)V "by who?" S.

Pasive voice would be either marked by a particle (usually "se") or by a
different verb.

   Chlewey Thompin                              ## ####     ## ## ##
------------------------------------------------##-## ##
   - =BFPor qu=E9 no?
   - No tiene sentido.
   - =BFQu=E9 sentido?  El sentido no existe.
   - El sentido inverso.  O el sentido norte.  El sentido com=FAn, tal ve=
z.  O sin
sentido, como aqu=ED.
    (-- Graeville 2)