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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"). FWIW, CKR