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On Wed, 7 Feb 2001 15:34:12 -0500 Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>
writes:
> One of the more exotic parts of my conlang Tairezazh is the modal
> adverbs. I
> don't know of any natlang with a parallel system, so possibly it's
> unnatural, but I like it anyways.
>
> Some examples:
>
> Ta dhék zent
> "I go want"
> ="I want to go"
[SNIP]
>                                                     Andreas
>
> PS The word _zent_ is also a verb "want". But it can only be used
> in
> sentenses like _Seno zentek daives_ "He wanted a house", not in
> sentenses
> like "He wanted to go" - that's _Seno dhékek zent_, not **_Seno
> zentek
> dhéken_ (_dhéken_ being the infinitive of _dhék_).

Does "Seno zentek dheken" mean "I wish I had gone"? -- Tommie