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