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Rolexxage: grammar (just the basics) and Re: Rolexxage: phonology

From:Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>
Date:Monday, September 16, 2002, 17:55
2. Grammar



Nouns are not declined.  (yes, that's all there is)


The infinitive is just the verb stem.  The present tense is formed with
the ending -a.  the past tense is formed with the ending -e.  The future
tense is formed with the ending -u.


Adjectives follow the noun that they modify.  Adjectives can be used as
adverbs without any change.


1       irkhe
2       eñgha
3       makru

interrogative   rakk
relative        motte

ixxr    and
exhu    inclusive or
etta    exclusive or


The word order is strictly O-S-V with the direct object before the
indirect object.
For yes/no questions, the basic structure is _rakk_ + <statement> +
_ikra_ (is).  The answer to this type of question would be either
_krothe_ "true" or _nesku_ "false".

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On Mon, 16 Sep 2002 16:11:07 +0200 Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> writes:
> En réponse à Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>: > > Well, not much to say about the phonology, except one thing: what is > a glottal > trill? If it's in the glottal position, like [?] or [h], I can't > imagine how a > human being would pronounce such a thing... But if your speakers > aren't human, > forget what I've said :)) .
They aren't human, but I haven't decided exactly what they are yet. They exist in the same conuniverse as Kontoko and speak _Rolexxage_ or _Roleoake_ (I use the Kontoko name when speaking because I can't pronounce the glottal trill, of course :-), but other than that, I haven't decided on anything else.
> Christophe.
Robert Wilson (Elentirno Pereldar) ( ><(((> ><(((> <)))>< ><(((> ><(((> I yessessë Eru ontanë Menel ar Cemen. I yessessë ëa Quetta ar Quetta né as Eru ar Eru né Quetta. "Ananwa," eque erye, "i ilúvë ná carmë Eruva. Ilyë nati nar tanwi Erullo."