THEORY: Non-Content/Auxiliary verbs (was: Re: THEORY: Temporal Auxiliaries ...)
|From:||Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 6, 2005, 13:21|
I hope I'm not too late and you already answered this question
From: "Jeffrey Jones" <jsjonesmiami@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: THEORY: Temporal Auxiliaries, Aspectual
Auxiliaries, Modal Auxiliaries
> In a couple of my conlang projects, I have a marker that
> makes any content verb into an auxiliary (if it makes
> sense). I don't know if I'll have any non-content
> auxiliaries. This mechanism handles tense and mood
> auxiliaries, evidentials and attitudinals, and some other
> stuff, but not aspectual auxiliaries, which are handled
> using the compounding mechanism.
Could you please elaborate on that? It's because I'm
currently thinking about whether to start
a) a completely new conlang project from scratch
-> Grammatical features not sure yet, I'd like to
try on an ergative/split-whatever and isolating
b) try to tweak Ayeri to make it look like e.g. Sanskrit,
or more like Indonesian, i.e. starting to derive
-> Active language? Inflecting!
-> Ayeri is already Austronesian inspried, but its
sound went into a direction I did not want it to go
actually. So back to the roots!
c) invent a good many strange sound changes to
"reconstruct" Proto-South-West-Kataytanian in order to
make a different language that is related to Ayeri
like e.g. Russian (or even better, Farsi) is to
English in order to try out some of Tom Chappell's
nice thoughts about languages that have e.g. the
indirect object marked for Ergative (Erg. indirect?)
or whether to stick to Ayeri and stop producing any grammar
for the near future.
You see, that's why I'm collecting information about anything
that seems interesting at the moment.
Edatamanon le matahanarà ea Bahis Venena, 5 Iran B18 ea
15:06:10:1B ena Curan Tertanyan Cuperin.