Part-of-Speech Analysis Problem
|From:||Joseph Fatula <joefatula@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 11:28|
This is going to sound really dumb. I have a conlang I'm working on,
and I understand how the grammar works (I think), but I'm having
problems figuring out which parts of speech various words are. Here are
some really simple sentences in this conlang.*
- Com Jan alma ave. "John eats an apple."
- Com Jan almar avest. "John ate some apples."
- Com Jan alma navest. "John didn't eat an apple."
- Ved sagin zeyelum cad. "The hunter sees the deer."
- Ved sagin zeyel cad. "The hunter and the deer see each other."
- Com zeyel alma ave. "The deer eats an apple."
- Com saginir almar ave. "The hunters eat some apples."
- Com sagin zeyelum cad. "The hunter eats the deer."
- Com sagin zeyelum necad. "The hunter doesn't eat the deer."
- Sagin Jan zeyelum cad. "John hunts the deer."
- Ved Jan sagin ave. "John sees the prey."
- Ved Janum saginus ave. "The prey sees John."
- Ved Jan saginum cad. "John sees the hunter."
- Ved com hat. "The eater sees the food."
- Ved sagin hat. "The hunter sees the prey."
- Com bay. "The eater eats the food."
- Sagin bay. "The hunter hunts the prey."
- Sagin nebayest. "The hunter didn't hunt the prey."
* Technically, it's a relexification of the conlang, as I didn't want
the complicated sound changes to get in the way, since they're not
important to the problem at hand.