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".