Re: evolving languages
|Date:||Friday, January 17, 2003, 17:36|
On Friday 17 January 2003 1:10 pm, Tristan wrote:
> Peter Bleackley wrote:
> >At 11:17 17/01/03 +0100, you wrote:
> >>En réponse à Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>:
> >>>Spanish, too. Amare habeo -> amaré. And furthermore, some dialects
> >>>have lost the synthetic future for the new pariphrastic "voy a amar",
> >>>altho AFAIK, there's no evidence that that, too, will become a
> >>>form anytime soon.
> >>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.
> The problem with that is that how many people presently say 'I will go',
> except when they intentionally articulate every word? The commoner form
> is 'I'll go'; a more likely future form is /augou/, /aubi:/, with au-
> being the first-person singular future tense marker, with the language
> dropping the subject pronouns (unless in your dialect, /l/s aren't an
> endangered or extinct species, and so you might get /algou/ or even
In British english, you'll have [aug@u], [aubi], [yuwg@u], [yuwbi], [hIug@u],
[hIubi], [SIug@u], [SIubi], [wIug@u], [wIubi], [DEug@u], [DEubi].
If I was going to spell that...
augo, aubi, yuwgo, yuwbi, hiugo, hiubi, shiugo, shiubi, wiugo, wiubi, dheugo,