Re: SSM3 (was Yet Another Simple Self-Segregating Morphology)
- On Mon, 13 May 2013 09:47:18 -0400, neo gu <qiihoskeh@...> wrote:
>On Sun, 12 May 2013 16:47:18 -0400, neo gu <qiihoskeh@...> wrote:So far, this is working out, but I've changed a few things.
>> Every word begins with a V- prefix, probably for syntactical function.
>> There may be medial CV- inflectional prefixes (C is a single consonant).
>> Content words end with 1 or more CC(VC)*V roots, e.g. sti, pkalo, mbelitu.
>> Function words have at least one medial but no roots.
>apodmaidockoetegbeaniktabu.The new version of this example is
>Nom-Agt-woman Obl-Dat-boy Vrb-Ret-give Nom-Ind-book
>"The woman gave the boy a book."
u- ergative or instrumental, replaces apo-
di- replaces do- when dative
>a- Nom- nominalizerAll conjunctions are now prefixes, not just temporal conjunctions (which are mostly relative tense markers). The polar question particle qo- is now inserted into the first word:
>e- Vrb- verbalizer
>i- Obl- oblique
>po- Agt- agentive (or ergative?)
>do- Dat- dative (= genitive when used on modifiers)
>te- Ret- relative indefinite past or retrospective
>ni- Ind- indefinite
eqovaske (uyu) afroqo? "Did you hear the dog?"
aqofroqo (uyu) evaske? "Did you hear the _dog_?"
uqoyo evaske afroqo? "Did _you_ hear the dog?"
uyu (2S.Erg) is often omitted in questions and commands while uvi (1S.Erg) is often omitted in statements.