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Re: evolving languages

From:Muke Tever <mktvr@...>
Date:Friday, January 17, 2003, 15:50
From: "Peter Bleackley" <Peter.Bleackley@...>
> >Well, it took more than 1000 years for the periphrastic AMARE HABEO to turn > >into a synthetic future tense. Give the new Spanish form some time ;)))) . > > It makes me wonder whether a future form of English might have such forms as > "I wigo", "I wibee" etc. "Future English"- now there's a conlang idea for > somebody - is anybody doing anything along those lines? I imagine there'd > be some Spanish influence, possibly some from Indian languages too.
I think Future Englishes are a decent-enough-sized branch of the conlang tree. In my version though, the future tense marker from "will" merged onto the pronouns... i.e., the future tense is formed with particles descendant from "I'll", "we'll", "they'll"... The present tense from "I'm", "we're", "they're"... I dont ATM remember how the past was formed, though. *Muke! --