Third report on Koni - some grammar
|From:||Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 27, 2003, 13:55|
Okay then. Here we go. The first grammar report on Koni.
I just got this on the mail from Jessica. I've just translated it into English,
since Swedish isn't an official
language of this list. Yet. ::makes plans::
In its basic form, the verb always ends on |-v|.
Example: minarev /mI"narEv/ 'to see'
Depending on TMA, you change |v| to another phoneme. Then
you add the personal pronoun to indicate person. Since Koni
doesn't need to have an explicit subject, you don't have to
have a free-standing one in front of the verb, unless
you want to focus on it.
In the present tense, the verb ends in |-r|. |apelav| 'to
be called' becomes |apelar| 'is called'. Then you add the
personal pronoun. Example:
apela -r -ye Ye'sika
'I am called Jessica/My name is Jessica.'
Verbs in the preterite end in |-s|. |linav| 'to take' becomes
|linas| 'took'. Example:
'You took it.'
Verbs in the future tense end in |-d|. |minarev| 'to see' becomes
|minared| 'will see'. Example:
Yan minaredyen /jan mIna"redjEn/
yan minare-d -yen
1PL:REFLX see -FUT-1PL
'See you!' Lit. 'We will see us/eachother'
Comments? Bashings? Some angry mob-related activities? ;)