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Re: A New Language

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Monday, February 2, 2004, 22:10
H. S. Teoh wrote:

>On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:50:41PM +0000, Joe wrote: > > >>So, after a conlanging hiatus, I begin a new Conlang. A small >>comprehensive summary: >> >> >[...] > > >>Voice is inflected on the noun There are four 'vocal' cases. >>Transitive Actor, Transitive Patient, Intransitive Patient, and >>Intransitive Actor. There is a fifth case, which, unqualified, is a >>verbal locative(describing where something is done). >> >> > >Voice inflected on a noun? Wow. > > >
Yes, I think I was a little bored at the time. But it's not as odd as it sounds.
>[...] > > >>However, sometimes the actor is the grammatical object. For instance, >>in the sentence "The small dog is being cooked by the man". In this >>case, more cases are neccesary. These cases are different, according >>to tense. >> >>na- Ergative >>pa- Absolutive >>(In present) >>i(?)- Nominative >>l=/l- Accusative >>(In past) >> >>pedl\z paqOtan na?o?a >>cook ABS-man-TRN.ACT >>The small dog is being cooked by the man >> >> > >Just out of curiosity: how does the language handle indirect objects (or >their equivalents thereof)? > >
5th case, plus preposition. Incidentally, there are three locative prepostions. - Actor-locative(The agent is in x) Patient-Locative(the patient is in x) and Indirect Object Locative(The indirect object is in x). As well as verbal locative(where the action occurs.)