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Re: really silly idea

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, July 27, 2003, 3:52
On Sat, 26 Jul 2003 09:13:37 +0100 Ian Spackman
<ianspackman@...> writes:
> At 05:39 26/07/03, Estel Telcontar <estel_telcontar@...> wrote: > >First, there are standard anaphoric (I think that's the term) > > subject and object markers,
> Ooh, silly idea - > a language with only cataphoric pronouns, so you don't get to find > out who you're talking about till the end of the conversation! > (OK, sorry, it's not my fault. I was woken up far too early this > morning. :) ) > Ian
- Well, in Rokbeigalmki when you have a verbless subject-tense complex (which generally indicates the understood verb 'be') or a free pronoun, they always come at the end of the sentence: pawa ezá? = 'where are you' (where you|present-immediate) ao''ledhm amz. = 'we are conlangers' (conlangers we) Are all pretty short and easy... but you can also have longer sentences, like: sudtelos nga'galãlagm nga'naur mefihs-a sudliiyu-a i nga'beijambalm oolii-gafsa yãmilkim oz. = 'he is scared of tsunamis under the green moon and of northern bears that'll wake up.' ('he'=OZ) -Stephen (Steg) "she works all day at the burger king / gettin' greasy for the dollars promoted to fries / but there's tears in her eyes it's not the grease or the pickles that upset her california / hotel california / california / hotel california... you can't stab the beast / a look of disgust on her pimple-marked face no amount of mayonnaise can cover she browns out the kill, charbroiling on the grill signing 'death for no reason, death for no reason is murder'..." ~ 'hotel california' by nerf herder