|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 3, 2000, 0:18|
On Thu, 2 Nov 2000, Elliott Lash wrote:
> What I meant was just listing them, perhaps description was a bit to
>severe a word. Well if you insist:
Yep. Rite of passage style of thing. ;)
> 1995 Flavin: My first language. Really just an a priori lexicon with bits
>and pieces french and english grammar. I don't remember anything except that
>to form the 1st person present tense of a verb you chopp of the first letter
>and do a few other strange transformations. Example caiyar "to be" aiya "I
>am" (or something, whatever)
Actually, I find that a rather curious form of conjugation.
> For an example, I will just talk about the word NerilyÃ¡nÃ«
>"Green-Partings". This is a compound of neril "green" and yane "partings"
>(accents are in a bit of a flux at this point). Yane is the spoken plural of
>yana "going", a participle from the root -ya(N)-. The more elevated, written
>and court language uses NerilyanÃ¡Ã±a which is from an ancient form: ...
>-yanÃ¡d-ya with -ya being a plural morpheme. As you can hopefully see, the
>spoken language has discarded the more easily recognizable agglutinative
>affix and substituted a less easily analysed inflectional morpheme.
Ah: there's that -nd- +vowel thing again!
> Getting back to the list:
> 1999 I started to make the Ninneg group of languages, a sort of Celtic
>development of the Silindion roots. The group consists of three languages,
> South Ninneg is very Irish looking and sounding (I'm learning Irish and
>Old Irish). The same sentence in South Ninneg is: Moinis cuire eas Ã¡ nuir.
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