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NATLANG Alutor (was: Workshops Review from Yitzik the Snakie)

From:Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Date:Friday, December 20, 2002, 16:46

> (No offence intended to anyone working on an a posteriori Alutor > conlang ;).
Funny you should mention it! I'm just reading the Alutor grammar our department has collected and released (Kibrik A. Je., Kodzasov S. V., Muravyova I. F. Jazyk i fol'klor alytorcev [The language and folklore of the Alutor people). What a language! Its verbal morphology is more like a typologist's forbidden fruit - tempting and fiendish at the same time! Briefly, the Alutor verb has a monopersonal and polypersonal conjugation (with different agreement controllers in the two), and it has a system of marking situations when the Agent is not higher in the deictic hierarchy than the receiver, which gives a whole new couple of dimensions to the verbal paradigms. What a language! Pavel -- Pavel Iosad Is mall a mharcaicheas am fear a bheachdaicheas --Scottish proverb