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Re: Terminology Question-Verb that (inflects?) for emotional attachment

From:Alex Fink <000024@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 20:45
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 08:11:12 -0500, Daniel Bowman <danny.c.bowman@...>

>Good evening, everyone! > >Although I've been developing my conlang for about seven years now, I don't >have a strong grasp of the correct terminology to describe my grammar. >There is one aspect of Angosian grammar in particular that I don't know how >to describe. It developed about four years ago, and has been a feature of >the language ever since. > >The feature in question is a suffix on the verb that denotes emotional >involvement with the subject being discussed. For lack of a better term, >I've been calling it the passionate/emotive tense/mood.
Well, it's not a tense (tenses mark time), and it's not a mood (moods mark things like actuality or possibility or necessity); it's a category of its own, I suppose, emotional affect marking. But calling it the "passionate" or "emotive" sounds fine to me. Or, I vaguely remember having seen another description of a lang, whether nat or con I remember not, which did something like this and called it the "affective". Alex