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Corint (was: Re: My Webpage)

From:daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 27, 2002, 20:25
Andreas Johansson wrote:

> On the other hand, there doesn't seem to be too many Khoisanesque
Okay. This is neither Khoisanesque or Caucasoid, but rather based on Chadic langs. It's called Corint and it's a very short sketch of a language I made for an RPG. There is no tense but instead two aspects, perfective and imperfective (surprise, surprise :). These are distinguished by different word order. Perfective = VSO, Imperfective = SVO. There are two tones, high (acute) and low (grave). All vowels have a tone. {kp} and {gb} are double articulated stops. {mb} {nd} {ngg} {nj} are prenasalized stops. {b'} {d'} {g'} are glottalized stops. {zl} {sl} are lateral fricatives (voiced and voiceless). {gh} /G/ {x} /x/ Number (sg and pl) is coded on the verb, ergatively. Plural for the object for transitive verbs and plural for the subject for intransitive verbs are marked the same way. The plural for the action itself is also marked this way (i.e. if you do something several times or repeatedly). Plural is marked by devoicing the first consonant. Examples: dúgrú kpé cìr kill he rat 'He killed a rat.' túgrú kpé cìr kill:PL he rat 'He killed rats.' kpé ghráb'è he fall 'he falls' kpé xráb'è he fall:PL 'He falls often/several times.' ||| daniel -- danielandreasson @ |


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