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Re: Tirelat's newly found activeness

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Saturday, February 12, 2000, 4:25
On Fri, 11 Feb 2000 21:57:43 +0100, daniel andreasson
<daniel.andreasson@...> wrote:

>> In any case, both cases in Tirelat are marked. > >Really? Why? (Ok, stupid question in the conlang world, but apart from >that you wanted to... :)
Basically the case marker acts as an article, marking the beginning of a noun phrase.
>> Everything in Tirelat syntax is either a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, or >> a grammatical particle that marks the function of words and holds phrases >> together. So a relative clause, for instance, is formally a prepositional >> phrase that functions as an adjective. > >That's neat. So, do the particles also make prepositional phrases or >how do you handle those? Do you use a particle that might be seen as >a preposition that makes up an adverbial phrase?
A preposition is one type of grammatical particle, such as "o" which basically corresponds to the genitive case, or "mi" which identifies a source of information (like "according to" in English). Other kinds of particles include the case markers and conjunctions. -- languages of Kolagia---> +---<>--- Thryomanes /"If all Printers were determin'd not to print any (Herman Miller) / thing till they were sure it would offend no body, moc.oi @ rellimh <-/ there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin