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Interesting way for verbs (IMHO)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Thursday, November 25, 1999, 12:02
Sorry if you thought I made up a new inventive system for verbs, but I
didn't know a better title for this message.

Anyway, I was working on my verbs for Saalangal, and I wanted to have the
perfect tenses for interest, for my edification, and I came up with this

1. Take the word denoting posession: d=F3lat. It's not considered a verb
because it does not conjugate (ever).

2. Link it to a verb conjugated in a given tense. For instance, past tens=
(reflexive) for
"to wash (oneself)": kanidaks=E1pes (the form for "washed" is:  daks=E1pe=
Kani- is the
prefix for reflexives.

3. Add the two together with a linker: nu/ng, and you get: "D=F3lat nu
kanidaks=E1pes" - Had washed (oneself).

To say: I had washed (myself) today, you say: D=F3lat nu kanidaks=E1pes =E9=
ngat=EDn. (lit. Have/posessing      [linker]       washed-reflexive      =
I =20

I know, it's a lot like how it's formed in English and Spanish, but, it
works for me.

Anyway, hopefully i'll get some replies to this.



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