Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: LONG: Latest Wenetaic Stuff

From:From Http://Members.Aol.Com/Lassailly/Tunuframe.Html <lassailly@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 26, 1999, 9:00
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 26/10/99 02:24:56  , Nik a =E9crit :

> > Basic root (conceptually) : C1 V1 C2 V2 > > NS: The same > > NP: C1 V1 C1 C2 V2 > =20 > I don't understand the stuff about roots. > =20
neither do i. i like reduplication. i can see that these ones are quite elaborated but trying hard to figure out i don't get what they mean :
> NS NP VI VC LX > Minimal so sosu sorsu sorosu so(ru) > Reduced ame arme amre amare ame(r) > Regular taki tatki takti takati taki > Extended moru motru mortu morotu moru(t) > > NS - Noun Singular > NP - Noun Plural > VI - Verb Instant (or complete) > VC - Verb Continous > LX - The way the root is presented in the lexicon. >
so you derive a verb from a noun or reversely ? but then how ? do you derive verbs from nouns of agent, patient, instrument, process, result, etc ? or is it the reverse ? for instance would you derive "to dig" from "digging", "shovel", "ditch", "digger", etc ? and if you derive a noun from the verb "to dig", is that nou= n "ditch" or "digging" or "shovel" or else ? arabic uses many different combinations and affixes to precise all that. how does weneatic handle it ? mathias