NLB and other stuff...
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 29, 1999, 2:23|
> Wouldn't you better hyphenize this word as te-ma-da-tan? Or are
>special rules for hyphenation?
Well, i wrote that out as it sounded in my mind, so it could be your way
(that was just to show how many syllables were in that word).
> I like VSO personnally. I find it easier to handle than SOV which
>requires a lot of memory in long sentences, and yet exotic enough.
I actually find it no harder for me than good old SVO. I tried SOV once
but found it taxing on my memory for some reason.
Oh, and i was in Borders today, browsing the foreign language section
(they have LOTS of books there, even a dictionary of Amharic). I came
across the Tagalog section and found a small paperback book called "Modern
Tagalog, Grammatical Explanations and Exercises for Non-native Speakers"
(By Teresita V. Ramos and Resty M. Cena). It has the Tagalog grammar, and
also some exercises too.
I of course bought it and I think it's pretty good. It discusses phonology
(as well as explaining the finer points of Tagalog sound change), the
aspect and verb focuses, and lots lots more. This little book will come in
handy for helping me to develop the grammar of my newest language, as well
as improve Magandang Kadomo.
'The beginning calls for courage; the end demands care'