Re: Roumán Part II - Nouns, Adjectives, and Pronouns
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 25, 2000, 0:21|
Elliott Lash wrote:
> Where does the Ergative Come from? It looks sort of like a
> combination of the Dative (or Ablative) and the Accusative.
Actually, purely from the ablative. I meant to say that, but I forgot.
Absolutive is, of course, from the nominative.
> If this is right, where does the -s- come from in the plural of
> class 1 and 2 ?
-îs -> -is -> -s, then an extra -a and -o were added by analogy, to
create a difference between the two declensions.
> This is a really neat idea, I never thought of changing
> latin this much! Very Cool
Thanks. I love ergativity, and I've been wanting to do a romance
conlang for a while, so I thought of combining those two. :-)