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From:Talpas Tim <tim@...>
Date:Friday, December 7, 2001, 18:41

I've been lurking on the list for quite some time, and as I've recently
semi-completed a web page for my most recent conlang, Taiksiri, I thought
i'd finally post and share.

One of the more interesting features of Taiksiri (i feel) is relative marking
on verbs:  for transitive verbs, a different suffix is used depending
on whether the object person (absolutive) is higher, lower, or the same
as the subject (ergative).

I'm tentatively using the terms "centrifugal", "centripital", and "stative",

       EX:     ios aloal = i love you (-l suffix is centrifugal: 1 -> 2)
               ae aloal = you love him/her (centrifugal: 2 -> 3)
               ae aloan = you love me (-n suffix is centripital, 2 -> 1)

You can find more examples and a better description on my page at:

I'd be intereested in hearing if anyone else has a similar system
in their conlang or knows of a natlang that does (hungarian definite/indefinite
comes sorta close)




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