Re: Verb Structure
|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 8, 2006, 7:14|
On Sun, 7 May 2006, veritosproject wrote:
> Couldn't you get a language with only one verb without much effort,
> and still have full meaning?
> Yesterday I posted a message on the CONLANG list.
> Yesterday I was (the only verb) in-a-state-of-posting a message on the
> conlang list.
> And so on.
Sure you could.
But you'd need one "stative adverb" to replace
each "stative verb", wouldn't you?
And then, what about modal and auxiliary verbs?
How would you say:
"Yesterday, I was able to post a message on the
conlang list, but I didn't."
? And what of dynamic verbs?
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