Re: Yet another conlang project...
|From:||Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 28, 2003, 3:11|
--- Joe Fatula <fatula3@...> wrote:
> My current project is a language where virtually
> every word is somehow
> derived from a verbal root.
Hey! That reminds me of one of my new ideas, which
I've sort of been refraining from posting on because I
know I'm not going to get around to working on it for
a long time.
I want to invent a language where essentially all the
words are verbs.
There would be normal verbs like "sing" and "eat"
There would be "adjectival" verbs like "be happy" and
"be green", like some adjectiveless languages have
There would be "nominal" verbs like "be (a) human" and
"be (a) house".
There might be "prepositional" verbs like "be over"
and "be in"
There would be lots of verbal inflection, subject and
object agreement with different persons, numbers, and
perhaps genders/noun classes. There would be
participles derived from the verbs that could be
function more as adjectives: "singing", "being happy",
"being a person". These would take gender/case
suffixes, possibly other suffixes as well. Like
participles in some languages, they could also serve
to denote a person/thing having that property, so
"singing [one]", "being happy [one]", "being a person
This may end up being "New Starrish", but I'm not sure
at all yet.
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