Re: 'And' and 'and' (Was: Re: Logic in Languages)
|From:||Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 29, 2002, 2:39|
"H. S. Teoh" wrote:
> Ebisedian has different conjunctions for nouns and verbs/sentences.
Similar Gzarondan, though the difference is between adjective versus
between noun/verb phrases and subclauses:
Between adjectives: /uS/ (and), /u/ (or)
Between wider units: /uS@nt/ (and), /Or@nt/ (or)
Its handling of conjunctions isn't terribly unorthodox, though it
does differ from English in some ways. For example it is the first
(rather than the last) of a sequence of conjunctions that is explicit,
and the omitted ones are represented by an apostrophe, not a comma.
monofpehs wcint tonofpehs ' moniu ya ryn
/mOnOfpET uS@nt tOnOfpET mOno j6 rIn/
mine, yours and the one I want
(note: "nt" is a single character, a "t" with a diacritic)
The clause "moniu ya ryn" simply means "I want it", and it's a feature
of Gzarondan conjunctions that a subclause within in a conjuncted list
of items represents its object.