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Re: evolving languages

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
Date:Friday, January 17, 2003, 13:10
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/). Tristan. - Yahoo! Movies - What's on at your local cinema?


Joe <joe@...>