English question - correction
|From:||Josh Roth <fuscian@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 30, 2001, 6:20|
In a message dated 11/29/01 2:34:49 AM, Fuscian@AOL.COM writes:
>More conlang: Kar Marinam has I think 12 cases. It doesn't have adpositions
>at all. Things that are adpositions in other langs and are not expressed
>case form are indicated by adjectives.
>you can say 'in the tree' by using the inessive case: "keligisni" where
>"kelik" is 'tree' and "sni" is the inessive ending.
>but 'under the tree' must be expressed with an adjective 'under' and the
>inessive case: "blih kelikigimisni" where "blihgim" is 'under' - so it's
>of like saying 'in the under tree'
I'm already making mistakes in KM! That second phrase should have been "blih
kelikimisni." The k and g assimilate and become one. In the first example,
BTW, the k becomes g due to a voicing mutation, if I can call it that, that
-sni induces (which doesn't do anything in the second example, since m is
already voiced.) The extra -i- is put in to break up what would otherwise be
a 3-consonant cluster.