Re: In search of a term
|From:||jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 28, 2001, 18:47|
Yoon Ha Lee sikayal:
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Scott W. Hlad wrote:
> > Salutations,
> > What is the opposite of "intensive?" Often there is an intensive particle in
> > a given language, making its antecedent stronger. I'm actually using this in
> > my positive compartitive issue, making it broad enough to cover any
> > antecdent be it verb noun adverb adjective etc.
> I've seen "attenuative" and I use both intensive and attenuative
> verb-forms in my conlang, mainly because I saw the idea somewhere (Rick
> Morneau's essays, perhaps?) and liked the idea.
One of the earliest forms of my conlang had this, too, but I called it
"Dissipative." That's probably wrong, though.
Jesse S. Bangs firstname.lastname@example.org
"It is of the new things that men tire--of fashions and proposals and
improvements and change. It is the old things that startle and
intoxicate. It is the old things that are young."
-G.K. Chesterton _The Napoleon of Notting Hill_
Conlanger code: CLI> l%p+++ cS:R:N:H a++ y n18d:6 X+++ A-- E-- L-- N2.5
Idmp k++ ia-- p+ m++ o+++ P d++ b++ Yivríndil