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Re: Interrogative mood (Re: Hello...)

From:jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Monday, November 20, 2000, 20:25
Christophe Grandsire sikayal:

> En réponse à "Tommaso R. Donnarumma" <trd@...>: > [snip] > > Well, I think my Azak beats you all! :)) Its terminology is a little different > from usual (it separates negation from other moods, calls "moods": moods and > aspects, and also has "contextual" affixes which are quite modal too :) ), but > we can count for it: > - one affix for strong affirmation (-as), one for negation (-am), > - 15 "modal" non-exclusive suffixes! (they are: temporalized, perfect, aorist, > imperative, causative, translative, durative, frequentative, eventual, > subjunctive, subjective, obligative, capacitive, desiderative, and optative, and > of course the absence of suffix is also meaningful :) ) > - 12 "contextual" non-exclusive suffixes! (they are: interrogation, exclamation, > explanation, approbation, asking, attracting, suspension, certitude, insistance, > irritation, joy, peace-making) > The names are not at all standard, so ask if you want some explanations (it may > also be that some of them that I thought were acceptable in English are in fact > only French :) ). Well, it makes 29 suffixes, not bad isn't it? :)) > > Christophe. >
You win, Christophe. Now if those are all completely agglutinable, as the Yivríndil affixes are, then you can get . . . ::eyes boggle at the thought of unbeleivably huge number of forms:: That's what I love about agglutination, and why my major conlangs are all agglutinative. BTW, I could have counted more affixes in Yiv. if I had included the morphological "aspects," which conflate some categories of mood, as do the "phases." But I still would only have 16 affixes :-( 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_