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Re: Ebisedian tutorial

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 20, 2002, 11:35
On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 10:32:34AM +0100, bnathyuw wrote:
> --- "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...> wrote: > Hi
> > Comments? suggestions? flames? fan-mail? ;-) > > > > well, i like it. a lot. and it's great to see the > transcription in the proper fonts ! makes a HUGE > difference . . . ! ( and looks rather pretty )
Yes, it does indeed. The ASCII transcription is very ugly, even to me. :-P
> as to the noun cases, they make perfect sense to me. > as i haven't studied your verbs yet i'm going to have > to guess on this, but would i be right in thinking > they wouodn't be marked for person. or is this pure > presumption ?
You're quite right. Verbs aren't marked for person. In fact, Ebisedian verbs are probably rather different from what you'd think of as a verb. It describes events rather than state. For state, you'd use a gerund/ participle instead. Anyway, I won't spoil it here. You'll just have to wait till I get to verbs in the tutorial. ;-)
> just a couple of comments : is ommission of breathings > standard, or did they all have the abrupt ? i couldn't > work it out with `yma1' / yma1'.
Oops. It's my mistake. They are all supposed to have smooth breathings.
> also i find the > smooth confusing, but that's cuz i'm used to greek > where it goes the other way round . . . !
True, true. But I thought it was more aesthetically pleasing this way. ;-)
> finally, you have a rogue 1 in the english word t1me > in the discussion of the locative, but now i'm just > picking nits !
[snip] Well, please do. :-) I hate spelling mistakes and typos, esp. in my own writing. And yes, this is another mistake on my part... thanks for pointing it out. :-) T -- Why do conspiracy theories always come from the same people??


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