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200816Re: "Success" and "failure" in conlangs

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  • Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets
    Feb 2, 2014
      On 2 February 2014 17:47, Puey McCleary <pueymccleary@...> wrote:

      > It can be sometimes
      > annoying when a causative construction and a passive construction collide,
      > and deponent verbs are sometimes more trouble than they seem worth. But in
      > the end it gives the language its own flavor.
      If it can make you feel any better, Japanese's potential, causative and
      passive forms are so similar to each other that it's extremely easy to
      confuse them. For the ichidan verbs the potential ("to be able") and the
      passive are even identical!
      Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets
      President of the Language Creation Society (http://conlang.org/)

      Personal Website: http://christophoronomicon.blogspot.com/
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