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Re: Re : Re: going without "without"

From:Joe Mondello <rugpretzel@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 17, 1999, 23:42
In a message dated 8/17/99 6:01:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Lassailly@AOL.COM writes:

> i use the same tactics in my conlangs. better a werb > for "to put-on-clothes" than "to put on all over up". > i like verbs like "to enter through a door", "to hook from a > nail", "to sheath with some rigid fabric", "to hold in one's > arms", "to tie up and close with thread", etc. > such concrete, common actions and states can easily > be used as abstract concepts while reversely coining concrete > verbs from vague, abstract concepts like "to put", "to stick", > "to go", etc. is a real pain to me.
Nzvauxa uses the nouns associated with actions like this as verbs:
>"to put-on-clothes"
>"to enter through a door"
>"to hook from a nail"
cer=hanging nail
>"to sheath with some rigid fabric"
>"to hold in one's arms"
>"to tie up and close with thread"
pawssor=tie-rope the verbs are fully conjugable, so a sentence with modals is possible, such as: reger ba r'ubu geyr-recsl the-girl <ba> the-baby hold-F2 A lot like English nouns-as-verbs, such as "Jim palms the basketball" pp Joe Mondello