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Re: Esperanto's changes since inception

From:Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 22:28
My grammar mentions a "famous conflict between atists
and itists". Itists would like to add  to participles
an aspectual notion, while atists meant that
participles had a simple temporal value.

"A rain-washed window" could be translated by:
- fenestro lavata de la pluvo (being washed)
- fenestro lavita de la pluvo (having been washed)

So the Academy for Esperanto eventually decided that
the itists were right (January 1988). I don't know how
many were killed or injured before the ceasefire.

--- "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...> wrote:
> Greetings all. > > A colleague of mine in the department is interested > in studying > how Esperanto has developed into a naturalistic > language over the > century or so of its use. She wants to know > questions like: how > has the morphosyntax, derivational morphology and > lexicon of the > language changed from Zamenhof's original > conception? Does anyone > know of any good (=nonpartisan, nonproselytizing) > resources on this > fact? (Obviously, since the politics of auxlanging > is forbidden > from this list, I want to avoid that angle of it if > at all possible.) >
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