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Re: Gevey (Part 1): Verbs - long

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 16:02
En réponse à Rik Roots <rikroots@...>:

> > When the direct object is not included in the sentence, the > preposition gets stuck on the front of the verb - in Gevey, a direct > object's preposition is really part of the verb. >
In Notya and Chasmäöcho, prepositions are just verbs (well, more in Chasmäöcho then in Notya, as in Notya, there are no such things as nouns, verbs or prepositions...). In Chasmäöcho, "to" and "to go to" are just identical.
> btw - do you have those two languages on the web yet? I'm always > interested in looking at languages with "different" grammars. >
Unfortunately not. But I extendedly discussed on the list about Chasmäöcho, so you should find it in the Archives (I discussed it most when I invented it, that's to say last year, from september to december 1999).
> > The use of voice in Gevey is most easily shown by examples... > > "After God made the world Adam and Eve, who lived in Eden, ruled the > animals" > > => "made" is rendered in the descriptive voice, as the clause "after > God made the world" is setting the scene for the actions that follow. > > => "ruled" uses the active voice, because that is the main action > being described: "Adam and Eve ruled the animals" > > => "lived" takes the incidental voice, because it is giving us > additional information ("[Adam and Eve] lived in Eden") rather than > describing the main action. >
Nice use of voices, really theatrical-like :) . Christophe.