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Re: state of flow in conlang (was Re: Ke'kh - degrees of volition)

From:Ajin-Kwai <wpii@...>
Date:Sunday, October 1, 2000, 17:20
On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:

> > -toi strong subjective experience > > -pir strong subjective negative experience > > -miu strong subjective positive experience > > Interesting! So I am not the only one... > > Am I right in assuming that -toi is neutral with regard to whether the > experience is positive or negative?
> > > So, with: liu 'beauty' ; jaka 'violence' ; heiduia 'singing' > > > > ia liutoi: I am immersed in a strong subjective experience of beauty. > > i jakapir: Suffering a deep subjective immersion in a violent > > experience. > > i heiduiamiu: Deeply and blissfully immersed in experiencing the act of > > singing. > > What do _ia_ and _i_ mean? Apprently they are personal pronouns, > inflected for different cases? >
They encode evidentuality and mood. 'ia' basically means "I know from personally experiencing". 'i' basically says that the "truth"-value of the statement is irrelevant or indeterminate; used for stories or examples, etc. Every sentence starts with one of those. A few interesting subjective ones include :'ahoa' means to "know" on intuitionary evidence, 'mbaha' means that it is an opinion, 'babia' means roughly "it has been speculated that ..." a bunamiu, .yasmin.