Verbless conlangs (was: Tense marked on nouns)
|From:||Jonathan Knibb <j_knibb@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 8, 2004, 18:40|
Remi Villatel wrote:
>Sally Caves wrote:
>>Vyko, Remi. Interesting system. The famously verbless conlang is
>>Sylvia Sotomayor's Kelen~. You might want to get in touch with
>>her; she's back from Nicaragua. :)
>Her site has been in my bookmarks for a long time. So far, I only
>know 3 verbless conlangs: Kélen, All-Noun and Shaquelingua. Maybe
>should we start forming a group? ;-)
<coughs politely> I did post a while back in this same thread about
my own humble T4, which is single-open-class -- allnoun if you like.
I agree that Ke'len~ and AllNoun are the most prominent examples,
but there are others. Henrik Theiling's S7 springs to mind, along
with a language by Nathaniel Lew called Bendeh which I keep
meaning to investigate but which has striking similarities to T4.
No doubt there are others around that I haven't discovered yet.
And, yes, I think a comparative study of verbless or allnoun
conlangs, collaborative or otherwise, would be a wonderful thing to
try -- it's been at number 1003 on my list of things to do for a few
years now :)
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