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I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours-3

From:Jim Grossmann <jimg@...>
Date:Thursday, March 18, 1999, 1:54
>So far, Rokbeigalmki has one discourse marker, _yeli_, meaning the same >as the Drasele'q _a"t_ above. Except it's not "until" also, which is >_wa'saur_. I originally had _yeli_ as "so that, in order to", but i >figured out that that could work as a preposition, _fa'gaur_, so i made >_yeli_ the discourse marker. It's a worn-down form of _i elyeb_, "and >coming".
JimG -- Although a lot of discourse markers, especially the temporal ones, are going to be plain old adverbs and conjunctions, I'm using a single particle to derive a number of discourse markers from verbs and clauses. For instance, my particle + a relative clause specifies a topic. Particle + the verb for "return" signifies resumption of topic, and often translates as "anyway." These are just two examples: the whole system is bigger. Jim