Print

Print


The main demonstratives of Nindic are:
 Singular				Plural
eir(íd) “that over there, yonder”       eirín(ad)
mer(ed) “that”			         merín(ad)
mír(ed)  “this”			         mírín(ad)

They all follow the noun they modify (in speech at
least) and require the noun to take the
pre-demonstrative form, ending in -ar, -r. The parts
in parentheses are “definite” suffixes, which are used
to emphasis the demonstrative, since it’s already
definite.

One demonstrative does not follow the noun and does
not require the noun to be in a pre-demonstrative
form. This demonstrative is only used in set phrases,
mostly pertaining to time. The form of this
demonstrative is “(h)y”   /i/  or /hi/

y tho “today”
  (from: Old Nindic hy tho  /hI To/
   from: Pre-Old Nindic  *hittjon
   from: Common Nindic   *sidsjon
   from: Silinestic      *sid sjon
      (Silindion: si "thus, so" *sid
                 ihyon "today"  *je-sjon )

And the others will not be traced to their roots:

y new “tonight”
y doi   “yesterday”
y honiad  “this morning”
y ddacho “this year”
y ddos   “tomorrow”
y chawddo “this week”


------
 Elliott




		
__________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
Read only the mail you want - Yahoo! Mail SpamGuard.
http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail