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Re: Question about transitivity/intransitivity

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2003, 20:34
My apology for taking so long to get back to this. Much has been happening
in my personal life.

>So, "acquired" means "active, non-habitual"?
>>>>t- = habitual, frequent, associative >>>>ts- = intrinsic >>>>r- = intransitive >>>>y- = generic/nomic > >That's an interesting system. So, it differentiates between habitual and >non-habitual aspect, but not perfective and imperfective?
I hadn't actually intended to start a discussion about Bez Dis'z, but I'll put together an overview which might be of interest. For Bes culture, habitual/non-habitual is more important that perfective/imperfective, but one can make something perfective by suffixing "sh" [S] if that is deemed significant. E.g. sitís [sItI_Hs]- I talk/am talking sitís'sh [sIt_HsVS] - I talked/was talking though to emphasize that he had completed, a Pes might say hàsh sitís [ha_LS sItI_Hs] - (completed modifer) I tallk/am talking. (Am I placing these tone marks in the right place? the 1st word has low tone; the 2nd, high tone.) Sorry, I'm not trying to be confusing. I had originally intended Bes Dis'z as a language difficult to use, yet soon it became more favored than my first conlang. _________________________________________________________________ STOP MORE SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*