EXERCISE: Meanings of to be
|From:||Jake X <alwaysawake247@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 2, 2002, 19:30|
I recently dealt with eradicating "to be" from elanagauo, replacing it with
one of two
different words depending on context. My choice was to use one verb for
existance and one
for equivalence. But there are more meanings, and different ways to split
it. For those of you
who don't stick to the natlang definition, what do you use? I made a short
1. forming predicate nominative: He IS happy
2. equivalence: Today is Wednesday.
3. existance: To be, or not to be.
4. English use, for creating verb forms: He is walking.
5. Numerical equivalence: One plus one is two.
Do you differenciate?
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