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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 :) best, Jonathan. _________________________________________________________________ It's fast, it's easy and it's free. Get MSN Messenger today!


Sally Caves <scaves@...>