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Re: Boreanesian Grammatical Structure

From:Garrett <alkaline@...>
Date:Monday, December 21, 1998, 22:51
In malat, I just use a suffix for the meaning "to become"; if 'w-t' means
wet =3D to be white (-e- is the verb indicator)
wetad =3D to become white

I have more changing suffixes besides 'ad' (change to):

pause, temporary stop   -rd
go back from  <=3D=3D @     -wd
change from     @=3D=3D>    -ud
keep progressing        -od
change to    =3D=3D>@       -ad
go back to      @<=3D=3D    -ed
discontinue, cancel     -id

At 06:40 PM 12/21/98 +0100, you wrote:
>-----Wiadomo=B6=E6 orginalna----- >Od: Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...> >Do: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...> >Data: 18 grudnia 1998 10:26 >Temat: LONG: Boreanesian Grammatical Structure (was: Only One Core=
> > >>Tim Smith wrote: >> >>>At 04:51 PM 12/16/98 +0100, Kristian Jensen wrote: >>>>I have posted details about Boreanesian sentence structure >>>>before, but for the sake of clarity I could post a review for >>>>those interested (especially for the newer members on CONLANG- >>>>L). It'll definitely demonstrate what I mean by a language with >>>>only one core argument. For those of you who are interested in >>>>trigger languages in general, it may certainly be of interest. >>> >>>I'd like to see that reposted. I remember seeing it before, but >>>I don't seem to have saved it. In fact, I was just recently >>>trying to remember what you said several months ago about the >>>underlying argument structure of the Philippine trigger >>>languages. >> >>First, allow me to apologize for taking me this long to reply. I >>wanted to make sure that what I was going to forward was up to date. >>But I ended up rewriting everything of what I posted half a year >>ago. I'd appreciate any comments, please. Anyways, here goes: >> >>The most important feature I feel reflects Boreanesian (and other >>trigger languages) most is their possession of only one core >>argument - sentences and clauses with two core arguments do not >>exist in Boreanesian. Instead, Boreanesian has only predicate >>clauses with a single argument. Below are some English examples of >>such predicate clauses: >> > >[big cut] > >i can't say that i've read this post carefully, my english doesn't allow me >do that; >but as i understand i've done (i'm doing, rather) something similar: >i've kicked out be-verb and i'm trying to kick out other verbs making only >nominal predicates: > >there is no problem with: >just nominal predicate: >'me[abs] man[abs]' > >adjectival predicate: >'man[abs] white[abs]' >(in fact there are no distinction between 'noun' and 'adjective') > >but i don't know how to express verb like 'getting white'; >i mean the situation when feature is more and more intensive, or thing >become (an active verb); >(like this famous example: >passive: dwell, live (i could express it in that way: 'man[abs] >forest-inhabitant[abs]') >active: settle (??? something like 'man forest-inhabitant-becomer)) > >i might express it as inhabitant[noun]-[some noun] >but i do not know what word use, what its meaning should be... > >(or if eregativ:e >forest[abs] man-habitat[abs] >forest[abs] man-habitat-?becomer[abs])
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