Re: some origins...
|Date:||Thursday, November 12, 1998, 23:10|
Od: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Do: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Data: 11 listopada 1998 02:40
Temat: Re: some origins...
>On Tue, 10 Nov 1998 22:08:28 +0100 lucasso <lucasso@...>
>>what do you know about origins of simple word like time
>>time is an abstract
>>you can't touch time, you can't even see time (i've never seen time,
>>so why time words in every languages are so old and simple are there
>>(time, Zeit, czas, toki, tiempo, tid, ido", uair, etc...)
>>and what about articles, what can be origins of them?
>Well, about the articles, this may not really help with natlangs, but
>i've theorized the origin of my conlang, Rokbeigalmki, 's definite
>article. In "Modern" Rokbeigalmki it's _-a_ /?a/ attached to the end of
>the word, but in Proto-Rokbeigalmki it was _a~_ /?a::/, a really long /a=/
>sound....as if somone was talking about something, and needed to describ=e
>it, so paused "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....." while looking around for a suitable
>example or description.