|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 2, 2001, 6:11|
> From: Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
> Subject: Re: a bit of warNalyaN
> Yes, that is the marker for infinitive I. There seem to be two inifintives
> like in Estonian and Votic, like
> "to run in a race is fun" uses Infinitive I, whereas
> "I went to the store to buy a book", "to buy" is in Infinitive II.
> I've not yet discovered how Warngalyang treats a construction like
> "you should go to learn to read". Two Infinitive II's one after
> another? Is it possible that there be an infinitive III?
My anglocentric intuition would use I for 'to read' and II for 'to learn' in
That is, if I get the sense of I and II--in English one might use an -ing
form for 'infinitive I', but the 'to ' form for 'infinitive II'.
[Running(I) in a race is fun - I went to the store to buy(II) a book - You
should go to learn(II) reading(I)]
I could be wrong. How's that sound?
> Interesting side note: the name "Warngalyang" comes from the adjective
> /warNalyaN/ which is derived from /warNa/ "raven", which is also their
> name for themselves.
Hmm. I still have to work out my Hadwan-speaking Terras people's self-name.
I could put it on a basis like that, they'd be ... 'Hakirônis'
/xa.kI'rU:n.Is/ (sg. 'Hakirôn'), from 'kirôs' /kI'rU:s/ "griffin".
I could do that. Hmm...
*Muke! [back after his own hiatus]
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