Re: CHAT: Ojibwe
|Date:||Sunday, December 23, 2007, 0:50|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Paul Bennett
> On top of this, some words that prima facie fit clearly-defined
> European POS are actually turning out to be compounds andderivations
> of things in quite different POS. Some nouns turn out to beverbs
> wearing silly hats. Some verbs reveal themselves to beadjectives
> doing a funny voice. Some adjectives are unmasked as
> verb.verb.something-else compounds. There seem to bemonophonemic
> verbs, incorporating either nouns XOR prounouns, and/or withimplicit
> anaphors. I think some pronouns might actually be adjectivesand/or
> verbs, too. Speaker-biological-gender-dependent forms of "Yes"(but
> not of anything else). Prefixes, postfixes, and circumfixes, ohmy.
What no agglutinative experiential markers? They're pretty
standard in American languages.