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Typologic survey, parts I and II

From:Dan Jones <feuchard@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 31, 2001, 13:51
Yes, I know. It's late. I've only just stabilised my latest pet, so I was

 ---- PART I Conlang Typlogic Survey 2001 ----

 House-keeping data

 Name of the participating conlang:

Name/id of the creators:
    Danoel Jones

Name/id of the submitter, if different from the creator:
    As above

Place used, if any:
    The Menaday Islands, off the west coast of the Rhênon subcontinent, the
western littoral of Rhênon (in Caedha, my conworld)

Web-address with more information, if any:
    Not yet

Type of language as per Rick Harrison's system[2]:
    2.1.3, maybe 2.1.2

1: Word order of Subject (S), Object (O) and Verb (V)

The possible orders are: SVO/SOV/VSO/VOS/OSV/OVS/free/doesn't apply
Which order(s) is/are most common?

Which orders are possible?

Is the order different if the verb is intransitive, if so, how?

If it doesn't apply, why?
    I have absolutely no idea. That's just the way it is.

---- END part I ----

---- PART II Conlang Typlogic Survey 2001 ----

House-keeping data

Name of the participating conlang:

2: Order of genitive (G), and noun (N)
That is: Possessor/owner and possession/owned thing

If there aren't a way to show this in the language, please say so.
If there is a way...
Is the order GN, NG or both?
    only ever GN

How is it shown?
    a suffix on the G (-n, to be precise)

3: Order of adjective (A) and noun (N)
    AN, NA

Does the language have a closed class of adjectives?
    I don't understand. Denanan has a separate grammatical class of words
which are adjectives.

- If yes,
    - how are they shown? (see question 2 above)
    Um. Well, most adjectives end in -al or -an. Apart from that they're

    - list them
    What, all of them???

If there is not a separate open adjective-class, what type of words do
the work of adjectives, verbs or nouns?

Regardless of being a separate class or not:
How are they similar, how do they differ from verbs and nouns?
    They are more like independant pearticles, they're completely
invariable. They add no inflections.

Can they take a copula (that is: need/don't need equivalent of "to be")?
    They don't. Adjectives come before nouns when they simply describe them:
badan máh "the hot girl", and after if you want to say "the N is A": máh
badan "the girl is hot".

---- END part II ----
When do we get part three?


E souvein-te della veritát que se ja dissó,
                 And remember the truth that once was spoken,

Amer un autre es veder le visaic de Deu.
        To love anonther person is to see the face of god.