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Re: Nauradi

From:Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...>
Date:Sunday, November 23, 2008, 21:30
..and this

From: Scotto Hlad []
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 2:28 PM
To: 'Matthew Turnbull'
Subject: RE: Nauradi

Your query has me thinking now.

If there are only two genders then would it most likely follow that there
would only be one personal pronoun per gender? Every language that I have
studied has followed the same path (except English).

I'm thinking then that as the anatomical sex endings are only used when it
is necessary to differentiate gender that there should be only an animate
and inanimate personal pronoun and when differentiation is necessary, the
same male/female suffix could be added. Are there any natlangs that function
this way? I'm thinking that this could be rather creative. The rest of the
language relies heavily on contextual interpretation, so this would be no


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.