Re: Articles: A new Article?
|From:||Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 20, 2003, 23:19|
Akhilesh Pillalamarri wrote:
> This is where the new article comes in. For example, when one is
> saying "I like chocolate" they are saying they like choclate in
> general. Since the article-less word in aryezi indicates "A" or
> "One", I had to invent a new article to indicate an item in general.
> E. Hence Se ja E hlolar = I have food (in general). Se dila coklat =
> I like A chocolate, and Se dila E coklat = I like choclate.
Nothing new under this sun. ;-) Under the other sun where my conlang is
spoken, you can say:
he-juvlo'ëz tit'kja [x\e:^ju.vlo.^Ez tit.^kja]
= I have (some) food.
ve-juvlo'ëz tit'kja [ve:^ju.vlo.^Ez tit.^kja]
= I have the(this) food.
be jesë-kiir rayça'iv teot'söja-juvlo.
[be: jesE^ki_ix xaHCa.^iv te_ot.^sOja:^ju.vlo]
= Food (in general) is vital for all of us.
Combinations are also possible:
= (about) the two writings (in general)
(Talking about the horizontal and the vertical writings, for example.)
= (about) the machines (in general)
(All the machines which have ever existed.)
> Please comment on this, and tell me how good(or bad) this is. It
> might even have a name, but I dont know.
Since it describes a generality, I called it "generative". But I'm still
looking for a more appropriate name.
Good and bad aren't qualities that can apply to any feature of a conlang.
Does your conlang need it? Does it fit in your conlang? Do you feel like
having it? That's the kind of question you should ask yourself. You imagined
it so I guess it fits in your construction. So be it! You have my total