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Volition in Anohim

From:bob thornton <arcanesock@...>
Date:Saturday, October 23, 2004, 22:03
The nature of volition in Anohim is very complicated.
Whether a motion is voluntary or involuntary is always
marked. Several verbs, mainly of transference are also
always marked. Kill is considered a motive verb.

Volition sometimes changes the meaning of the word.
Get/take and kill/die are two volition pairs.

Voluntary actions are marked with a rising tone and
the prefix a- /?&/-

Involuntary actions are marked with a falling tone and
the prefix i- /?I/-

The tone is marked on the root, not the prefixes.


I died (recently) (involuntarily)

Úv ponhúe ita^ng

1sg-BEN 1sg-be-NPAST-STAT die-INV

I killed him (recently) (he died involuntarily)

Uf jacúe whíz ita^ng

1sg-NOM 1sg-do-NPAST DEM-sentient being-far both-BEN

To show that an action is done by the subject
involuntarily, but is involuntarily experienced put
the BEN case on the one who is done unto, and put
noun-verb behind the BEN cased noun, and use the
subject's conjugation for the major verb.

Reverse the scheme for the reversed volition. When
both are voluntary or both involuntary, volition is
not marked, but gathered from the connotation of the

If I am unclear, do please ask for elaboration,

-The Sock.

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