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Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Friday, March 28, 2003, 22:00
On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 10:04:01PM -0800, Joe wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Arthaey Angosii" <arthaey@...> > To: <CONLANG@...> > Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 1:13 PM > Subject: Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness > > > Emaelivpeith HS Teoh:
> > >OK, Ebisedian doesn't distinguish between direct and indirect discourse, > > > > The difference between the two is stuff like > > > > "He said, 'Blah blah.' " versus > > "He said blah blah." > > > > Right? Asha'ille uses the equivalent of saying "quote unquote" to > distinguish. > > > > > AFAIK, Ebisedian doesn't distinguish, but does use equivalents of "quote > unquote". Sorry, answering for Teoh here.
That's correct. All discourse, direct or not, must be quoted in Ebisedian. They are in fact a special case of a "sentence-embedding" construction, in which a sentence, or potentially an entire paragraph, can function as a "noun" in a sentence. One example of non-discourse usage of this construct is in causative clauses and purpose clauses: 1) t0 <something> t0m0 <something else> means Because of <something>, <something else> happens. 2) And <something> tu <something else> tumu means <something> results in <something else>. Note that t0...t0m0 turns the embedded prose into an originative NP, and tu...tumu turns it into a receptive NP. You can also use the instrumental: ta <something> tama <something else> means <something> is continually causing <something else> to happen. The conveyant t3...t3m3 is, of course, what is used for quoted discourse for the verb _ta'ma_, "to speak". T -- Leather is waterproof. Ever see a cow with an umbrella?