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Re: Nauradi

From:Alex Fink <000024@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 22:33
On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 05:46:37 -0500, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...> wrote:

>For my next conlang I've toyed with the idea of making >attitudinality a mandatory inflectional category rather >than an optional derivation method. ANADEW?
Not ANADEW but I did have one never-very-developed sketch that did that, Vladician (after a high-school friend, and I forget what he did to merit this particular feature in his language). Verbs had three degrees of attitudinality, approbative/neutral/despective; nouns had two, lacking the neutral degree. Moreover, in a great swath of the nouns and a few of the verbs, attitudinality was suppletive; and positive and negative variants didn't always line up one-to-one (e.g. I think that the approbative degree had only a single word "creepy-crawly" to set alongside several despective words for kinds of bugs and worms). The only other place I've particularly seen that idea is as an offhand suggestion of Justin B Rye, on . Alex


Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>