Vowel inflection (Was: Re: Translation Relay Lists - SAVE)
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 3, 2001, 20:24|
On Sun, Jun 03, 2001 at 09:09:36PM +0100, O'Connell James wrote:
> lol...I know what organising a mailing list is
> Incidently, out of interest, does anyone else here
> have a lang which uses a vowel shift to show case?
> It's too much to hope that my revamped Elenyo is the
> only one, but it looks like being rare :)[snip]
K00'i! What coincidence... you asked just the right person here :-)
My conlang uses vowel shifting to show case. (It also use consonant shifts
to show gender, but I won't get into that here.) Here's an example:
juli'r "house", "dwelling place"
Originative: jul0'r [julAr] "from the house", "out of the house"
Receptive: jolu'r [jolur] "to/into the house"
Instrumental: jula'r [jular] "by means of the house"
Conveyant: jwl3'r [ju"lV"r] "the house (in motion)"
Locative: juli'r [julir] "in the house", "about the house"
(Pronunciation given in Kirsch IPA transcription.)
MASM = Mana Ada Sistem, Man!