Two Questions for OurTongue
|From:||Rob Haden <magwich78@...>|
|Date:||Monday, July 7, 2003, 2:55|
Hey, I have two new questions. Both deal with the formation of
mediopassive verbs in OurTongue.
1. In Pre-OurTongue, I have a particle wa (or perhaps wâ), which comes from
Proto-Language fha 'come/go around.' The meaning becomes more
like 'concerning' in Pre-OT, thus its association with pronouns like the
Meî wa dapá. 'Concerning me, (a) hit.' > 'I am hit.'
Does this seem realistic?
2. Later on in the development of OurTongue, I'd like to have a scheme for
deriving mediopassives from actives, using a simple formant -u (from the
above wa). To do so, it appears that wa has to change from modifying the
pronoun to modifying the verb. Would such a change be realistic, let alone
possible? If there is a realistic way to do it, what is it?