|From:||Heather Rice <florarroz@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 27, 2001, 3:52|
I was just going through my conlang filling in details
on the grammar, when I chanced to glance at my
proverbs section. Now, we all know that pronouns are
substitutes for nouns or noun phrases, but why not
have substitutes for verbs or verb phrases. I call
these proverbs (I think there is some other term that
uses the word "proverb", but I can't remember what.)
Are there languages that have proverbs? Has anyone
developed a system of proverbs for their conlang?
Here is mine.
It combines the tense prefix (or suffix) and the
gender, and the number suffix.
k- = past
-k = future
o = masculine
a = feminine, etc.
-s = plural (really original, this one. :-))
ko ka ok ak
kos kas oks aks
if my verb is say, "kbroya" (k = past, a = feminine)
my proverb would be "ka". Proverb of "broyok" would be
How do other people do it?
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