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Re: some origins...

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 11, 1998, 1:32
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, >are >you? >so why time words in every languages are so old and simple are there >any >ideas?? >(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/ if somone was talking about something, and needed to describe it, so paused "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....." while looking around for a suitable example or description. -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]