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Re: R: Comments required ... please : )

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Thursday, June 29, 2000, 12:03
Christophe wrote:

> At 13:47 27/06/00 +0200, you wrote: > > > >> Adjectives are usually declined as nouns, and adverbs are > >> directly deviced by adjectival stems. > >> (Do you mean that adjectives take the same endings as their > >> associated nouns? I like this; it's simple. I assume you've > >> got adjectival nouns.) > > > >I'm not sure about it. The problem is that I'd like to add the case mark > >only at the end of every noun phrase, but I'm not sure about this. For > >istance: > > > > Why aren't you sure about it? It's a nice feature of Euskara that I > borrowed for my Moten. In Moten only the last word of a noun phrase takes > the grammatical marks. It's so true that when you have two coordinated
> phrases (which thus have the same function), only the last word of the > second one takes the affixes. It's true even for clauses: when you have
> coordinated clauses with verbs in the same form, only the second verb
> the affixes. Neat isn't it? :) >
Yes, I know about Euskara. I thought to use this possibility about two years ago, with one of my 10K conlang sketches, even before I ever heard of the Basque tongue. Indeed I do not like very much all those words with the same ending - Latin: illustribus hominibus, and so on...-. Probably I'll work this way: Erg. Abs. Gen. and Dat. with agreement --- Loc. and All, lately derived from locative postpositions with the Abs. case, without agreement (i.e. only the last word of a noun phrase takes the case ending). HWAT DOST THOU THINK ABOUT YONDER THOUGHT? Luca.