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Re: evolving languages

From:Joe <joe@...>
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 > >>>synthetic > >>>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 > >> ;)))) . > >> > >>Christophe. > > > >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 > /ailgou/). > >
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, dheubi.