Re: Itakian 'to have'(was Re: Varon)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 25, 2002, 14:25|
En réponse à Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>:
> > So Itakian is really basically the same, since it replaces copular
> sentences by
> > nominal sentences :)) .
> Haha! Well actually, the copula in Fukhian can also be left out...
> (Maybe I was too young at the time of planning to dare to throw it out
:))) I know what it is :)) . My first languages all had "to be" (and moreover
as a regular verb :) ).
> I don't know how many cases you have in Itakian, but Fukhian has ten
> (or so) and each one makes a different meaning.
Itakian doesn't have cases. It's a trigger language (why make things simple
when you can make them complicated :))) ). Phrases other than the trigger are
marked by prepositions. Prepositional phrases are also used in nominal
sentences, for the predicate, but can also for the subject :))) . The result
may be quite complicated :)) . I still have to study this part though, to see
what range of meanings nominal sentences have.
[snip interesting list]
I have the same with the locative prepositions, and 'uo/: with is used for
possession (but it can be used with the possessor or (XOR :)) ) with the
possessed. Since both terms must be of a different class and only the higher
class can possess the lower class, there's no confusion possible).
> Fukhian has a suffix for negation that can be attached to verbs and
> nouns. Further, verb endings can be attached to the first word in a
> sentence if no other verb is present (ie., if the copula is left out),
> so the whole thing gets a bit weird... :-)
:)) . I have kind of the same thing: there are no independent pronouns, only
affixes. So when you need to use pronouns in nominal sentences, you have to use
a lexical item (some word like "heart" or "soul" or "body") and add possessive
affixes to it.
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