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
> 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
> years since I studied) but
> hit (qal) -> strike (piel)
> I tend so see everything in a mirror, so if there must be a stronger
> 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.
Why don't you just call it what Hebrew does? "simple"!
Also, i've heard _pi`eil_ called the "intensive" paradigm in English.
"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'