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207044

Re: Translation Challenge: Ma Mignonne (from Le ton beau de Marot)

... Better: minirhin lisari "I have sent my greeting". It not only fits the meaning better (and still rhymes), but adds a bit of formality.
Herman Miller
8:57 PM
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207043

Re: Vocative strategies

... The pronouns, the verb prefixes, and certain prepositions relating to motion, e.g. ren +LOC "upon" vs. ren +ACC "onto". In situations like that where a
Herman Miller
8:12 PM
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207042

Re: first/second/third person

... can't ... person") is in an embedded non-question clause, which perhaps would allow ... sort of first/second person hybrids. I think "shall we go?" is used
Alex Bicksler
May 20
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207041

Re: Vocative strategies

... I love this. Reanalysing one's own conlang takes some genuine sensitivity to what it's trying to do itself as opposed to what one's trying to make it do,
Alex Fink
May 20
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207040

Re: Vocative strategies

... Tirëlat has a similarly shaky set of cases. The noun is invariable; only the article changes. I've been thinking that there are probably only two real
Herman Miller
May 19
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207039

Re: first/second/third person

Kids ask questions about themselves all the time: "may I...?", "why can't I...?", and even adults do, like "do I have any appointments tomorrow?" In the first
BPJ
May 19
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207038

Re: first/second/third person

Gravgaln DOES know the category, but it is only marked within the verb, not in the pronouns. Adam On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 1:37 PM, Jörg Rhiemeier
Adam Walker
May 19
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207037

Re: first/second/third person

Hallo conlangers! ... Another conlang that does not use person (but social rank instead) is Mark Rosenfelder's Munkhâshi: http://www.zompist.com/munkhashi.htm
Jörg Rhiemeier
May 19
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207036

Re: first/second/third person

My Gravgaln has pronouns that distinguish caste rather than person which is marked within the verb. Adam On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 12:50 PM, Adsina A.
Adam Walker
May 19
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207035

Re: Vocative strategies

... Maybe it is not helpful for synchronic description of the language, but it may be helpful for diachronic and comparative linguistic. The question is not
A. da Mek
May 19
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207034

Re: Vocative strategies

Just before I go back into lurk mode ..... On 18/05/2015 17:54, A. da Mek wrote: [snip] ... I did say I was talking about an English teacher in the 1950s (i.e.
R A Brown
May 19
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207033

Re: Vocative strategies

... I know about this theory, and it's not unattractive, but an unhedged "is caused by", especially "is caused _only_ by" as you seem to be implciitly saying,
Alex Fink
May 18
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207032

Re: first/second/third person

The conlang I'm working on now marks evidentiality on the verb; the kind of strategy the paper describes might be a good way to blur the distinctions between
Adsina A.
May 18
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207031

Re: Vocative strategies

... Unlike the e/o/- ablaut in other syllables, the color of the thematic vowel is caused by the voicedness of the following ending. "sky" "skyling"
Pavel Adámek
May 18
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207030

Re: Vocative strategies

... At least in Czech, the vocative /stolečku/, distinct from the nominative /stoleček/ "(little/dear) table", is used in the title of the fairy tale
A. da Mek
May 18
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