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Re: ??degrees?? of verbs

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 0:07
On Feb 4, 2005, at 10:35 PM, Scotto Hlad wrote:
> 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." > example: > 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. > Scotto
Why don't you just call it what Hebrew does? "simple"! Also, i've heard _pi`eil_ called the "intensive" paradigm in English. -Stephen (Steg) "and it's a heave-ho! hi-ho! coming down the plains stealing wheat and barley and all the other grains and it's a ho-hey! hi-hey! farmers bar your doors when you see the jolly roger on regina's mighty shores" ~ from 'the last saskatchewan pirate'