Small changes to Watakassi'
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 7, 2000, 3:44|
I've changed some of the free pronouns, since a few were now incorrect
due to other changes I'd made a while back.
Also, I've changed the clitic pronoun system. First and second person
are now on a nominative-accusative system, with the choice determined on
a strict nominative-accusative basis (regardless of what case nouns
would go in with a given verb - certain verbs take different
case-roles). Third person sentient clitics (that is, genders 1-3) are
on a threeway division, absolutive, ergative, and accusative. Again,
determined strictly on function in the sentence (for example, verbs like
"to fear" take dative for their subject; ergative clitics are used).
Third person non-sentient clitics (genders 4-7) are on an
ergative-absolutive system, determined solely by function in the
The location is http://members.tripod.com/~Nik_Taylor/Conlang/W.html
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