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CONLANG  May 2001, Week 2

CONLANG May 2001, Week 2

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Re: as...as

From:

Dan Sulani <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sun, 13 May 2001 13:26:12 +0300

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On 11 May, Daniel44 wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>I wonder how natlangs and conlangs would translate sentences such as:
>
>"He ran as fast as he could ..."
>
>"She was as old as he was."

    In rtemmu, two content-words (words that describe a process
rather than serve a grammatical function) which follow each
other are considered in a relationship where the second
modifies the first.
    If one of a group of comparative words comes between them,
then the second word is more, most, less, least, than the first.
    For example:


    (fis) shkuhk  (zuv) noku

    (rate of change) run (rate of change) ability  = ability to run
but
    "fis shkuk  fr`shuh  zuv noku"  where "fr`shuh" means "less intense
than", would mean running  with less than one's ability

    using the word "lele", which means "equal", one could say

iunakehs duhl fis shkuhk lele zuv noku.

= he ran as fast as he could.

iu = observer in past
na = observer  subjectively changing normally
kehs = "he (or she or it)" is objectively changing normally
duhl = 3rd preson
fis = the running is changing quickly
shkuhk = running
lele = equal
zuv = the ability is objectively changing too slow to notice
noku = ability

Note that in the example, the running is changing at a different
rate than the ability. This implies that there is a limit to his ability.
To make the ability change in addition would imply that the runner's
ability is flexible.

Dan Sulani

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likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a.

A word is an awesome thing.

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