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On 27 March 2012 19:31, Daniel Bowman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I am on a roll tonight.
>
> About 6 months ago, I wrote about my intention to incorporate evidentiality
> into my conlang Angosey.  Six months later, during a particularly boring
> meeting, I got around to it.  There are six classes of evidentiality, and
> they are marked as a prefix on the verb.  Since I think the evidentiality
> prefix evolved from adverbs, which are always placed before the verb phrase,
> I have made evidentiality precede other prefixes such as the gender conjugation.
>
> Here are the classes:
>
> Class 1:  Visual/aural observation
>
> I see a dog.
>
> Class 2:  Other senses (smell, taste), emotive sense, indirect observation
> (tracks)
>
> The soup is delicious.
>
> Class 3:  Secondhand knowledge, generally through direct written or spoken
> communication
>
> She was at the concert yesterday (she told me so)

Thanks to the Conlangery podcast, I cannot help but wonder whether
this carries overtones of "hey, don't blame me, but somebody else
said..." or "seriously! I'm not crazy, somebody else said it, too!"

-Logan Kearsley