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 Iosad firstname.lastname@example.org
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