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New language Noygwexaal & Qthyn|gai

From:Rodlox R <rodlox@...>
Date:Sunday, March 27, 2005, 4:18
>From: Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: Re: New language Noygwexaal >Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 21:40:29 +0100
>How do you distinguish 'direct report' from 'hearsay'? Qthyn|gai does >not do this [1] -- it generally seems impossible for the listener to >decide at least if evidence is optional. Is it if the reporter uses >'direct knowledge' that you are allowed to use 'direct report', but if >he uses 'direct report', you'd need 'hearsay'? What if evidence is >missing in the report? > >From Qthyn|gai, I explicitly eliminated any levels of hearsay, since I >didn't want politicians to have a means of expressing 'from liable >sources' in grammar. :-) Futher, anything you know from media is >'hearsay' in Qthyn|gai, never 'directly witnessed'. [2]
so most people would use the "hearsay" form when talking about the existance of Antarctica, the nuclear bomb, and the War on Terrorism? just wondering.
>I love evidentiality! :-)
yeah, its neat...D-3 may have a form of it...eventually. :)


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