Re: Re : verbal classifiers
|From:||From Http://Members.Aol.Com/Lassailly/Tunuframe.Html <lassailly@...>|
|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..=.
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=
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=
"to drink" or "knife" in "to cut" or "fruit" in "to grow (fruit)" or "lesson=
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=
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=
are like English verbs to get, to fix, to use, to make, etc. made easy for m=