Re: evolving languages
|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
>>>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
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