Re: Tagalog & trigger idea: I'd like comments. :)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 18, 2004, 18:11|
John Cowan <jcowan@...> writes:
> ObConlang: The engelang Voksigid is a non-trigger, semantic-case-marking,
> verb-first language with an interesting relation to the ones we've been
> discussing. Like Tagalog, it uses prepositions to mark the semantic
> functions of the NPs. For example, "tor" marks an actor, and "tum" a
> benefactee. But these same prepositions are *also* used as suffixes to
> derive nouns from verbs, and all nouns (except names) are in fact
> so derived. So:
> dona tor donator tum donatum
> Give (with-actor) giv-er (with-benefactee) giv-ee.
> The giver gives to the recipient of the gift.
Very cool! :-)
> or more naturally
> dona tor cercetor tum brodalen
> Give (with-actor) seek-er (with-benefactee) be:brother-one
> The seeker gives to (his) brother.
> The suffix "-len", which I have glossed "-one" above, converts a stative
> verb ("be a brother") in this case to a noun referring to something in
> that state.
'brodator' would also be cool, though. :-)