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
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.