>Matt Pearson wrote: >> I'm flattered!! If only Tokana would settle down a bit. I'm >> doing yet another major overhaul on the Tokana Reference >> Grammar, which should be finished by the end of the month >> (I work on it for an hour or two every week, and of course >> feel guilty every second). There are lots of new features, >> both to the language, and the grammar: I've begun to get >> systematic about verb classes in Tokana (which case forms >> are used with which arguments, etc.). I've added an >> antipassive, eliminated reduplication and denominal verbs, >> and done a complete overhaul of motion verbs. I've also >> added new sections to the grammar on adverbs. And then >> there's the two new cases (allative and comitative) which >> got added to the language last year, but had not yet been >> incorporated into the grammar before I began the latest >> revisions. A conlangers work is never done... > >It's not flattery, it is well deserved. >I am sure we are all looking forward to seeing how things work >out when it settles down, but I am still not entirely convinced >that conlangs can stay settled. :) Well, I don't mind continual expansions and contractions of the vocabulary. That's only natural. But I wish I could manage to stabilise the morphosyntax so that I wouldn't have to revise the reference grammar continuously. The morphology is especially troublesome in this regard. I must have cycled through about two dozen different sets of noun case endings, for example. I can never seem to find *the* perfect set of suffixes... Matt.