Re: the conditional mood
|From:||Cian Ross <cian@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 23, 2004, 21:39|
On Thursday 23 December 2004 02:55 pm, Matt Arriola wrote:
> When taliesin just announced that he came up with a word for "if" in
> his conlang, I realized none of my langs had a word for "if". So I
> decided to come up with an adverb for Igur and Noth based on what
> would be a conditional form of "to do". Then I decided to actually
> make it a surviving feature in Nazya, the other half of the family.
> [rest read]
Interesting. I wanted something more than just an out-of-the-thin-air word
for 'if' in Veldan, and after some thought I came up with 'dais(a)', which is
a very reduced form of the phrase *danýntés sa (= "being-given that").