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Never too late to change

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Sunday, January 12, 2003, 23:06
This thread has been going on recently, though I've lost the original.  (and
still have a week to two of the archive to plow through).  Anyway---

I bit the bullet and changed something rather major in Kash.  The prefix for
inchoative verb forms is now çu(k)- /Su(k)/, derived irregularly from the
verb yukar 'to become'.  It was, as everyone will remember, formerly yu(k)-,
more clearly derived, but the more I saw and used it, the less agreeable it
became.  3d person forms began yayu-, e.g. yayukono 'he/she agreed', and the
occasional verbs with initial y- turned into real tongue-twisters, yayuyanga
'it is getting windy'. Ugly.  So now these and all others are yaçukono,
yaçuyanga etc. etc.  Of course there are new tongue-twisters if the base
begins with or contains /s/ or /S/.

Everything on the website now reflects this new development e&oe, but there
are probably old translations lying around with yu-.


Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>