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Re: May you all...

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 6, 2002, 15:28
On Tue, 5 Feb 2002 16:44:59 -0800
Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...> wrote:

> "May you all live long! May it not rain on your > heads forever!"
In my unnamed conlang with the far-too-long verbs, (and taking 'you all' to be someone's idiolect for 'you' plural [In my dialect, and partly in my idolect the plural is 'youse' /ju:z/ or /ju:iz/, or else 'ye' /ye:/ ;) and 'you all' means 'all of youse/ye' ...]) Faur vúgauglyinga! Rau thiseghe huhulheidúnaunlyij! .vv = a falling diphthong of vowels v & v <Faur vúgauglyinga> /f.au4 vu:g.augljiNA/ [faur (wre)vúg au+redup lyi nga] long live___/ cont___/ optative 2pl long may-ye-live <Rau thiseghe huhulheidúnaunlyij> / TisEGE huhuK.Eidu:n.aunljiZ/ [Rau thi_seghe redup hulh ed i-affec+ún au+redup lyi j neg. until-eternity future rain +imp +inessive. continu. opt 3pl* not forever may-they-rain-at-you-continuously "+imp" = inflection for impersonal verb "+inessive" = infection for verb with indirect object in the inessive "3pl*" = idiomatic usage of 3pl for impersonal vbs. Stephen


Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>