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,
> 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 enter through a door"twin=door
>"to hook from a nail"cer=hanging nail
>"to sheath with some rigid fabric"uurlaap=sheath
>"to hold in one's arms"geyr-recs=cradle-arm
>"to tie up and close with thread"pawssor=tie-rope
the verbs are fully conjugable, so a sentence with modals is possible, such
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"