Sinthrax=> Lingu Frakas...question re: TMA (tenses, mood & aspects)
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 13, 2000, 21:25|
I am trying to create an interesting - but simple array of tenses &
aspects for my artlang pidgin/creole Sinthrax (possibly undergoing name
change to "Lingu Frakas" cuz there is a company called Sinthrax in Italy ....
but this is no problem... "Lingu Frakas" plays on the word _lingua franca_
I was thinking:
_mito-xi_ - "remote/mythological perfective past tense"
_anci-xi_ - "ancient historical or distant perfective past " "
_xi_ - perfective past tense (combinable with words denoting
seconds, minutes, hours, days, etc.)
_xe-xi_ - incomplete/unfinished past tense
_s'xa_ - progressive
_xe_ potential or irrealis