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OT: clitic conjunctions (was sorta OT: cases: please help...)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Saturday, December 8, 2001, 15:58
On Saturday, December 8, 2001, at 06:48 , Andreas Johansson wrote:

> YHL wrote: >> ObConlang: I think the only clitics I've got in *any* of my conlangs are >> the conjunctions in Tasratal, which behave like the Latin "[X] [Y]que": >> [snip] >> "Yoon" "Yune"-ga-zel : Yoon OR Yune >> >> "Yoon" "Yune"-ken-ga-zel : Yoon XOR Yune > > Neat. However, I strongly suspect that XOR is more common than OR in > normal > speech (ie English "or" mainly means XOR, but doubles up as OR), so > perhaps > it'd make more sense to have XOR as the less marked form.
<nod> I see your point, the problem is these are "compounds" derived from several connectives glued together. So "-ga-zel" = existence-uncertain + AND, and "-ken-ga-zel" = apart (detachor) + existence-uncertain + AND. :-p Unnatural and hideous, yes. But it makes *some* kind of sense, I hope... Yoon Ha Lee [] File not found. Should I fake it? (Y/N)