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Re: MeloChalaka

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Friday, September 28, 2001, 15:02
Just completely off topic, here-- "efferent"
and "afferent" nerves are nerves that bear
sensation from the spinal chord/brain to the body site
(effector) and from the body site to the spinal
chord/brain respectively; i.e., carrying away, and
carrying towards.  I learned this when I was looking
up autoimmune disorders and fibromyalgia this summer.

I'm with Matt--this is a lovely and strategic foursome,
and I've said so before.  On a pickier note, though, isn't
exfferent the same as efferent?  I mean in usage and
etymology.  You might want another term:  _efferent_
is an abbreviation via the French of ex + ferre.

Sally Caves

----- Original Message -----
From: Matthew Pearson <Matthew.Pearson@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: MeloChalaka

> --- You wrote: > > The second thing I am proud of is the voices. There are four, > > Afferent, Efferent, Infferent and Exfferent. Efferent is like an > > Active voice. Afferent is like a Passive voice. Infferent means all > > the action is occuring WITHIN the person, Reflexive, sort of. "My > > heart beats" would be infferent, but "I beat myself" would be afferent. > > Exfferent means all the action is occuring outside the speaker, the > > speaker is merely the observer. So, you can keep the person the same, > > but change the voice, or keep the voice the same and change the person. > > Awesome! That is very creative! Could you give more details on what > Efferent and Afferent are? > --- end of quote --- > > This all sounds quite interesting. So how do you handle sensory
predicates like "see", "hear", "feel"? I assume that emotional and mental states--"think", "remember", "be angry", "feel uncomfortable"--would all be expressed in the Infferent, yes?
> > Matt. > > Matt Pearson > Department of Linguistics > Reed College > 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd > Portland, OR 97202 USA > ph: 503-771-1112 (x 7618) >