Abibin + Welcome! + performartive verbs
|Date:||Sunday, October 17, 1999, 1:58|
Theodore Kloba <ted.kloba@...> wrote:
> Due, in part, to the interest expressed here, I've gotten off my behind
> and started developing and refining Abibin for the first time in months.
See the effect? It happened the same for me! These folks make
you think, "Hey, what am I doing? I should be researching word
order or something!". ;-)
> I'm still going to keep the large number of possible verbal
> substantives, since I like them, and they can replace enough other word=s
> to justify lots of syllables. There will still be a word for
> "that-which-we-have-been-burning," but don't ask me what it is just yet.
Oooh I like that!. And it certainly saves words.
> I'll be posting my updates to the webpage as soon as I think it over a
I've been reading it, and I think I like Abibin. I've particularly
fond of simple phonologies lately, and I really like OVS order (my
Drasel=E9q is slowly going back from VSO to OVS at the time). I have
only two critiques to make:
First, and most important: isn't there too small a diference between
[m@], [n@] and [N@], esp. since they occupy the same slot in a phrase?
Second, and just hair-splitting: :) when you describe the vowels, wouldn'=
it be better to say you have /i a u/, with /a/ having allophones [a] and
[@]? You say /a/ is [@] only when unstressed, so that's predictable,
Well, and finally, since I didn't do it before, welcome!
[Aside, to those discussing performative verbs: just noticed 'to welcome'
is another performative with unmarked 1st person, and in fact, also with
unmarked 2nd person object...]