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Re: A Survey

From:James Worlton <jworlton@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 23:34
Rob Haden wrote:
> I'm curious to see everyone's answers to the following questions: > > 1. Does your language(s) distinguish between active ("X breaks Y"), middle > ("X breaks (apart)"), and passive ("X is broken (by Y)")? > > 2. If the answer to #1 was "yes," what method(s) does your language(s) use > to make some/all of the above distinctions? > > 3. What method(s) does your language(s) use to distinguish between basic > nouns and verbs of the same root (i.e. "a hit" vs. "he hits")?
I inadvertently left off the default verb form: Right now the same roots that can be used to build nouns only need an 'infinitive' ending to make them verbs. There are 2 endings (based only on which one I like for a particular root, there is no difference in conjugation between the two endings): -ayr and -eyr. The conjugation scheme is based on the animacy of the subject/agent, and not the infinitive ending. -- ============= James Worlton "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." --Unknown