CHAT: People from Other Cities (was Re: The King of Glottal Stops Reigns Supreme!)
|From:||Bob Greenwade <bob.greenwade@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 28, 2002, 20:29|
At 01:41 AM 1/28/02 +1100, John-Emmanuel wrote:
>ObConlang: Also, what do you call ppl in different cities in your conlangs?
>Is there a general term/construction? Or do you use multiple methods?
I have three such constructions in Rav Zarruvo, depending on the level
of speech: the formal ngavol 'ib (lit. "person from"), the conversational
'ib- ("person") as a prefix, or the abbreviation of a person-level pronoun
(of which there are six, depending on person) to indicate both that there
is a person being discussed and what position in a conversation the person
holds ("I am a person from the city" can thus be rendered "nazhyul").
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