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Re: Typologic survey, part I

From:jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 30, 2001, 1:00
> > ---- PART I Conlang Typlogic Survey 2001 ---- > > > > House-keeping data > > > > Name of the participating conlang:
1) Yivríndil 2) Praçí 3) Tzingrizhîl
> > Name/id of the creators:
Jesse Bangs
> > Name/id of the submitter, if different from the creator:
> > Place used, if any:
1) Western region of the largest continent of the fictional world of Aratasa, bounded in the south by the River Sithil (Vanor Sithil) and in the north by the River Anaril (Vanor Anaril) 2) Same general region as Yivríndil, but further north. Generally spoken north of the River Anaril, and in some regions south of the river. Dialectical boundaries are unclear. 3) South of the Yivríndil region, between the River Sithil and the Lassimil Mountains (Kalasi Lassimil)
> > Web-address with more information, if any:
None, unfortunately. I have a grammar available to be sent out if needed.
> > Type of language as per Rick Harrison's system[2]: > > (see
> > 1: Word order of Subject (S), Object (O) and Verb (V) > > Which order(s) is/are most common?
1) SVO 2) SVO 3) VSO
> > Which orders are possible?
1) OSV, VSO (both used only in poetry) 2) SOV (in verbs w/ complements), VSO (only used in poetry) 3) free word order, though VSO is heavily favored
> > Is the order different if the verb is intransitive, if so, how?
1) VS is possible for intransitive verbs, in which case the verb is marked as passive. This construction emphasizes the verb. 2) No. (This may change. I'm thinking of making intransitive verbs take the word order VS.) 3) No Jesse S. Bangs "It is of the new things that men tire--of fashions and proposals and improvements and change. It is the old things that startle and intoxicate. It is the old things that are young." -G.K. Chesterton _The Napoleon of Notting Hill_