THEORY: a division of non-Personal tenses?
|From:||Rodlox R <rodlox@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 30, 2005, 21:34|
I suspect there are, but I think I should perhaps ask: are there extant
languages which divide non-Personal tenses into "animal" and "other" ?
an example of what I'm looking for a name for the phenomenon, is at
http://www.geocities.com/rodlox/Conlangs/Faux_Farsi.html for example:
word // Moghul translation // tense // example
* have // qa"an // Non-Person Possessing, Past & Present Tense // The
boulder has lichen (on it), The boulder had moss growing (on it), The book
is damaged, The book has damage (to it).
* have // qa"ana // Non-Person Possessing, Future Tense // The boulder
will have moss on it.
* have, attached-to // qeda= // Animal Possessing, Present Tense // The
horse has a leech (on it).
* have, attached-to // qe"eda // Animal Possessing, Past Tense // The
horse had a leech (on it)
Thank you all for your time and patience. Any & all replies are welcomed.