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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. :-)