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From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Thursday, September 1, 2005, 21:38
I'm thinking about bringing optional evidentials into Br'ga, which is also
going to go through a massive vowel-simplification[*].

I want a lot of them, preferably aranged in some kind of byzantine,
roccoco structure that defies a simple grid.

I don't yet know the semantic roles I'm going to have. This is a result of
the comingling of cases and verbs in the language. However I think I want
to start with something like:

I know because I was the Agent
I know because I was the Patient
I know because I was the Benefactor
(likewise for other roles)
I know because I was a witness
I know because I was told by the Agent/Patient/witness/etc, maybe with
strength of trust in what was told
I know from examining the Agent/Patient/etc, maybe with strength of

What other forms and functions should I be considering?

[*]Simply because I can't readily pronounce some of the CVC sequences I
ended up allowing.



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