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Re: Verbs

From:Shreyas Sampat <nsampat@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 21, 2000, 20:38
> You mean the way pretentious writers mark Foreign words like _au > contraire_ and _de rigeur_ by italicising them? I thought you were > after using the Foreign declensional pattern _in_ your conlang! Or am > I not completely getting it?
Precisely. It'd be essentially using the same pattern, in a different place relative to the root. For example, native 'eresse', east <feminine>, and the Barakhinei derivative 'ferone', eagle <masculine>, would decline as follows: sp pl nom: eresse, eresseha ferone, heferone acc: eressena, eressema neferone, meferone gen: eresseya, eressera yeferone, referone dat: eressefa, eresseva feferone, veferone obl: eresseka, eresseqa keferone, qeferone As I look at it, the possibilities for confusion seem to grow. That could be an interesting thing to see. In its current state, this idea's obviously not feasible. The idea of having a different declension that evolved from a word's source is doable, though. I'll have to look into that. It'd be interesting to have some Valarin and Quenya borrowings, and maybe even some Cadhinor roots. It's really unrealistic to have a language in isolation, after all, and what would be more appropriate than borrowing form other conlangs? -- -Shreyas Loth 77