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Re: Re : verbal classifiers

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Date:Friday, May 21, 1999, 7:33
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 21/05/99 06:11:01  , Matt a =E9crit :

> I think Awaari, if I pursue it, > will take a slightly different course, but still, it's interesting and > useful to see what someone else has done with essentially the same idea..=
> =20 > Matt.
Thank you for appreciating my page. I think we all design our pages in hope=20 it will entertain fellow conlangers. So your post is very rewarding. Given=20 your achievements hitherto, no doubt you will turn out with something very=20 different. However, I try to abide by other conlangers' terminology so I wil= l=20 change "auxiliary preverbs" into "verbal classifiers" on my Tunu page. They=20 only work with nouns that are usual actors of some process like "beverage" i= n=20 "to drink" or "knife" in "to cut" or "fruit" in "to grow (fruit)" or "lesson= "=20 in "to teach", etc. I collected English nouns such as proceed, process, processor, procedure,=20 proceeding, house, housing, home, homy, piano, pianist, etc. Then I tried to=20 figure out what actors and what aspects these nouns were rendering. Then I systemized all these aspects and roles in one map (they were 46). The= n=20 I picked 29 out of them (because Tunu only has 35 syllables available for=20 that and I needed 6 other "true" auxiliaries). So the Tunu verbal classifier= s=20 are like English verbs to get, to fix, to use, to make, etc. made easy for m= e=20 to handle. Mathias