Noun tense was Re: Random |mormon| :-)
|From:||Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 26, 2003, 5:13|
On Saturday 25 January 2003 09:29 pm, Josh Roth wrote:
> 'mormon' /mV4mVn/ actually is a word in Eloshtan. 'mormo' means 'body of
> water', and -n indicates a future tense, though noun tenses are a bit
> archaic. So, 'a future body of water.' If you had to add any other ending
> onto the noun though, it would end up being homophonous with the
> subjunctive version (e.g., 'mormonok" = 'future body of water' or
> 'hypothetical body of water'?) - likely one reason why at least the future
> tense of nouns largely disappeared.
Noun tense? Did you snitch this from Enamyn? Please describe it.
(P.S. And for the record, "mormon" means nothing in Enamyn.)