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Re: ??degrees?? of verbs

From:Scotto Hlad <scotto@...>
Date:Saturday, February 5, 2005, 3:38
Let's try it again....

Ok all the talk about degrees of adjectives has me thinking of verbs in a
new conlang that I've been putting together. When I was studying Hebrew for
my religious education degree, I learned about the different stems. I was
always fascinated with teh qal and piel, the piel having been explained as a
stronger form of the verb. I may not get the example 100% (it has been 10
years since I studied) but

hit (qal) -> strike (piel)

I tend so see everything in a mirror, so if there must be a stronger form
there must be a weaker form. My conlang will have a form that gives both a
stronger and weaker form. I have dubbed this property "force."


tap, hit, strike

I have named the weaker form "diminutive" and the stronger form
"augmentative" but couldn't think of a name for the neutral form.

I'm open to suggestions for this neutral form.



Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>