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

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 20, 2000, 2:55
In a message dated 2000:09:19 3:34:20 PM, joerg.rhiemeier@FREENET.DE writes:

>Ni Turin linnent. >COM AGT.Turin sing.PAST >"Turin sang in a state of flow." > >Note the difference in case! The meaning of _ni_ here is comitative; >the "standard" usage is to say that someone does something along with >someone else, but it can also be used to express that someone enjoys >what he is doing to such a degree that he can be said to go along with >the action itself, and that it gains a dynamic on its own. > >Does anyone else here have state of flow grammaticalized in their >conlang?
I am thinking of using aspect modulators (sorta like adverbs) in Viivo. Some are similar to this idea of "flow": _alea_ randomly occurring, periodically _fluxii_ in flucuation (sp?), constantly _nadii_ streaming, indeterminate to whether constant or periodic These aspect conceptualizations tie-in with Viivo's _CaosCultura_. czHANg