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Re: Nauradi

From:Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...>
Date:Sunday, November 23, 2008, 21:29
As did this.

From: Scotto Hlad []
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 1:30 PM
To: 'Matthew Turnbull'
Subject: RE: Nauradi

Thank you for your reply, Matthew.

The affixes for male/female apply only to animate nouns except in the
literary case of anthropomorphism where one might wish to ascribe anatomical
sex to an inamiate object as in children's literature. What I have described
are only examples. There are no affixes for inanimate nouns. All nouns have
the indeterminate form, but only animate nouns have a suffix for anatomical
sex. I have gone back and inserted some additional clarification.

I have clarified the mood section. The dictionary form of the verb is always
imperfective realis. I have added that the irrealis requires an irrealis

Thank you very much for your review


From: Matthew Turnbull []
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: Nauradi

Somewhere it mentions that there are more than just affixes for gender
indication, but when talking about animacy, only the distribution of gender
marking affixes is discussed, which leaves me wondering if those are the
only affixes that are restricted to the animate noun class, or if most
affixes mark only animate nouns and those are just examples.
Also, I noticed that in the verb section it mentions that the perfective is
marked relative to the imperfective, but says nothing about the marking of
the realis and irrealis moods. Is the citation form the realis or the
irrealis, or neither? Are both moods marked, or only one?

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 11:17 PM, Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...> wrote:

I have been working for quite some time on a new conlang. I always have a
few rolling around in my head, but this one has actually exited my head,
entered my computer and now makes its debut on the internet. Its name is
Nauradi and as such is used as both a noun and an adjective. I have started
to post an overview of the language on Frath. It can be seen at

This is a general definition and is the first time I have designed a conlang
by its grammar first. Thus far, I have posted information on verbs (always
my favourite part of any language) and nouns. The rest of the parts of
speech and so on will follow. I'm concerned that I may not be clear enough
look forward to constructive suggestions on improvements or clarifications.