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
> 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. :) )
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)
"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