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Re: oops

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Saturday, February 19, 2005, 17:32

Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...> writes:
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 17:40:09 -0500, Matt Arriola <azathoth500@...> wrote: > > >I think I accidentally made Kur polysynthetic.
I did that on purpose. :-)
> > I was translating > >TNWATS and I ended up with this monster word: > > > >jehÅ©Ì€hà zgeslỳz, "we will cause to disrobe" > > > >CAUS-un-FTR-cloak-1st.PL > > > >Although, hÅ©Ì€ is attached to geslỳ for a combined meaning of "disrobe" > > Tell me about it! :) > Doing the same for Xinkùtlan I ended up with this Frankenword: > > durosuìqùinuduìmai > "The one who is able to cause to disrobe". > > Of course, Xinkùtlan already was fairly close to being polysynthetic!
Speaking of polysynthesis, this is Qthyn|gai, which is designed to be polysynthetic: N=y|ky`n|árunda||kúhhín|y`tuisty!kíu. 'We(two) will make him put off his cloak.' n= y |k y` n|á ru nda ||kú hhí => evidence case class val stem degree affix affix affix => declaration PRD culture P*,A* wear not cause FUT AGI-3 => \_make_put_off__/ => n|y` tui sty !kíu(`/a) => stem affix stem number => jacket over 1 two \_cloak___/ \_we(2)___/ P*,A*= patient and agent incorporated PRD= predicative case FUT= future tense AGI= agitative case (marks the agent (controller) of 'wear' here) 1= 1st person 3= 3rd person I pushed it to the limit: usually 'we', 'cloak' and 'him' (the traveller) would have to be inferred from context, since the language is pro-drop, but I wanted a long word here. :-) Also, 'the one who is able to cause putting off a cloak' would be: ngy|kùn|árundarqýn|auhhín|y`tui That's in perceptual evidence. **Henrik