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Re: Lexical Relatedness Morphology (wa Re: [Conlangs-Conf] Conference Overview)

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 13:13
On 5/9/06, Peter Bleackley <Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote:

> Another thing was that I had always been interested in being able to > combine segunakar to build up fine distinctions of meaning - hence the > system of ranks. This has had some interesting consequences. For example, > my translation for the Primordial Soup relay contained the sequences > > ut- omb > at around > > and > > eb- gri- am > contact above destination > > I had intutitively thought that the "ebgriam", meaning "to a position on > top of" would be fairly transparent, and that "utomb", meaning "composed
The three ranks of segunakar equivalent to spatial adpositions or locative cases seem very similar to the way gjâ-zym-byn composes its spacetime postpositions. gzb, however, forms its abstract postpositions differently than Khangaþyagon's segunakar; with content roots having one of the generic spacetime postpositions suffixed to them. Also, some relationships Khangaþyagon marks with abstract segunakar are marked by suffixes rather than postpositions in gzb: e.g. -na "made of", -ta "without", -ja "according to, fitting". -- Jim Henry