Ha, mšehe; dumafar tiaj hirey. - I greet you all. And I thus declare myself to be welcome to this list. =) > Another missing word is "to have". First time, for me (I think). I >developed a rather complex set of genitive prefixes, which describe in >great >detail the relationship of one thing to another (whether it's a family >relation, something you're holding in your hand, an idea, etc.). "Oi-", as >mentioned above, is one of them (I think there are seven...). Anyway, when >I >started thinking about expressing possession, I saw that I didn't need a >word >for have. Here's an example ("li-" indicates familial relationships): > >mala liei = my mother = /mother gen.-I/ >Mala i liei = I have a mother = /mother pred. gen.-I/ I don't have "have", but that's because my native doesn't either - I'm a sinner. ;) To my defence, I use different construction to get over it: to say "I have a son", one must say Lor sate faani. "Exists boy my." or "There is a boy that's mine." I had thought this was pretty original, _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.