Lingu Frakas...question re: TMA (tenses, mood & aspects)
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 14, 2000, 20:11|
In a message dated 2000/05/14 11:43:15 AM, Ray wrote:
>_xi_ (past), _xa_ (now), _xe_ (what may be) has an Esperantine or
>Volapükish feel about it to me, i.e. the regimentation that con-IALists so
>often try to impose on language. As 'Lingu Frakas' is in your own words an
>artlang pidgin/creole it might be better to have three unrelated
>monosyllabic particles (maybe even chosen randomly - or serendipitously).
I snagged _xi_ (actually it was _bi_ in the original), _xa_, & _xe_ from
a Portuguese creole.
Yep, I am still working on this TenseMoodAspect thing... I might have a
separate pidgin word for each tense: like Tok Pisin' s future tense _bai_ or
baimbai_, and for past tense _bin/ben_ (common to several pidgins &
creoles) and then just use aspects to cover differences in present tense,
>Looks a bit like western linear ordering of time which, I think (tho I may
>well be mistaken), Jonathan did not particularly want to adhere to.
Did I say that? ... :) I don't think so (except perhaps in regards to
the word and idea of "timeline").
As to differences in progressive & continuative, I am still working it
Maybe better is periodic/sporadic & continuative?
ahhh... ::wihdraws to drawing board:::