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Only verbs and nouns

From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Monday, January 21, 2002, 2:22
I did the same thing with adjectives -- made them all verbs.  Lrahran had
quite a number of tenses and aspects.  But I dont think the verbs were all
that complicated.

Some adverbs (like negation) ended up as verbs, but others (like adverbs of
manner) ended up as nouns and even had limited promotion to subject
position!  Things like "Loudly broke," would be valid sentences in Lrahran.
I decided that if the actor could be supressed, so could the patient and the

He broke the vase loudly with a hammer.
The vase was broken loudly with a hammer.
With a hammer was broken loudly.
Loudly broke.  (I don't remember the verb form used in this construct.)

I was reading a book on syntax at the time I thunk this up.


>From: daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: Re: Well, at least he created numbers..... >Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 22:03:58 +0100 > >Adam Walker wrote: > > > Seems like Lrahran numbers were verbs. Lrahran only had > > verbs and nouns plus a few conjunctions. > >Same in Rinya. Numbers are verbs. Adjectives are verbs. >Colors are verbs. Even negation is a verb, "to not". Verbs, >verbs, verbs. Strange thing that I never really get to >verbal morphology when I work on a language. I almost always >begin with the nominals, and then get stuck there. > >||| daniel > >-- > | [new]
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