Re : verbal classifiers
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|Date:||Thursday, May 20, 1999, 19:03|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 20/05/99 19:30:11 , Matt a =E9crit :
> As I see it, the possibilities are endless. With a collection of, say,
> three dozen preverbs, you could produce an extremely large number of verb=s
> using just a few roots.
> What do people think?
Your idea is just great : that's roughly how Tunu works ;-).
It has 35 preverbs which enable me to make verbs from any 29 kinds of nouns=20
However I've always refreined from using too many locative and lative=20
preverbs (there are only eni =3D to be by/at and era =3D to wend as)
nasi =3D knife
eto =3D to work according to one's function
etonasi =3D to cut as a knife=20
epe =3D to use according to the item's function > epenasi =3D to cut with a =
ene =3D to suffer the use of an item > enenasi =3D to be cut with a knife
nasi oto ririki one kana ope tana =3D you cut me with some metal as with a=20
eko =3D to get on, or feature and use for one's benefit according to the ite=
kapa =3D boat > ekokapa =3D to sail on a boat
mata =3D eye > ekomata =3D to see
era =3D to wend according to the pattern of
roro =3D circle > eraroro =3D to go round
ena =3D to posture as >enaroro =3D to round up
epi =3D to be sensed as > epiroro =3D to look round
kiri =3D joy
etu =3D to express > etukiri =3D to cheer
emi =3D to feel > emikiri =3D to be happy
there are preverbs such as "to consume", "to make by working", "to make by=20
growing", "to source", "to grant", "to sense", etc.