Re: Verbal system in Itakian
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 3, 2000, 9:39|
At 16:21 01/03/00 +0100, you wrote:
>Christophe Grandsire a écrit:
>> Yes, I finally decided to send the few things I know about the verbal
>> system of Itakian. Okay, most of it is still in a state of flux, and no
>> morphemes have been settled, but I have enough to satisfy the curiosity of
>> all the people that asked me to share :) .
>Oh no! What have we done!?! :)
You should have predicted that, don't you know me? :)))
>I haven't much to say about it really other than: Great work, Christophe!
>I thought about if you might use Theme instead of Source.
>(Theme: the participant undergoing the event; the one who the event
>happens to - often the participant undergoing an event of motion Eg.
>'Bill fell down'.) Hmm... Now that I'm writing it, it looks more similar
>to the Experiencer (your Destination) actually.
>So Your Source and Common Theme is not quite the same thing. So your new
>way of describing it is probably the way to go, imho. :)
I know what you mean. I thought of that first, but it didn't come right in
my description of things.
>One thing I was missing was examples and interlinears. They would
>make it all somewhat clearer. But as you said, they will come along.
>So, I'll just sit here and wait, comme d'hab.
Yeah, I know the problem, but I wanted feedback before settling everything
in stone (because, with all those triggers, each one agreeing with the
trigger noun in class, and the presence of 9 classes IIRC, it makes quite a
lot of affixes to find :) ).
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