Re: Reflexive & Reciprocal Marked on the Verb
|From:||Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 5, 2008, 1:34|
On Tue, 2 Sep 2008 12:38:05 -0400, Eldin Raigmore
> How do your 'langs (whether nat- or con-) handle this?
> Do they just not distinguish "reflexive" from "reciprocal"?
> Do they distinguish it by marking the verb with, say, a "voice"
> or "version" of "reflexive" or "reciprocal" (not the same)?
> Or do they mark the difference elsewhere in the clause, say by either a
> reflexive pronoun or a reciprocal pronoun or both?
I have a newish exolang that I've been playing with on and off, called klop, for
lack of something better. It doesn't have any phonology or vocabulary, so I
have to use cryptic abbreviations mixed with English glosses.
k>l see. "I see you." (direct voice)
k<l see. "You see me." (inverse voice)
kRl see. "We see each other." (reciprocal voice)
mX see. "We see ourselves." (reflexive voice)
To answer a question you didn't ask:
q=k. "Who are you?"
k=n cat. "I am a cat."
p=a eggman. "They are the eggmen."