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Glyphica Arcana Distinctions (cases?)

From:Jefferson Wilson <jeffwilson63@...>
Date:Monday, December 26, 2005, 21:24
Well, having made some minor changes (added vocabulary, rounding
the corners of the Seed symbols, changing some markers to display
better, changing the way symbol names are displayed on the
vocabulary page) to the Glyphica Arcana, I'm now in the process
of defining exactly what the different grammatical markers mean.

First, understand that the GA doesn't define nouns, verbs,
adjectives, and (to a degree) prepositions separately.  How a
glyph is interpreted depends on the distinction markers used so
the glyph 'Blade' can mean sword, sharp, or hone depending on the
markers used.  (For the current marker list and definitions see  I
realize there are still some formatting issues with this page,
and will fix them eventually.)

Anyway, based on some earlier comments I've been considering
revising the subject/object distinction.  I'd like to know what
the difference is between subject/object and agent/patient.  What
other distinctions like this can people tell me about?  One thing
I'm considering in particular is a distinction between volitional
(people) and non-volitional (rocks) subjects, though I'm not
exactly sure where to draw the line between the two.

All comments are welcome.



Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>