En réponse à John Cowan : >Classical Latin has an inflected and unanalyzable future, but it's >suspiciously regular, as if it was formed fairly recently in the >language. Anybody know its origin? I read it originated from a pre-Latin subjunctive, while the Latin subjunctive came from the original optative. Christophe Grandsire. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.