On Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:22:46 -0200 Leonardo Castro <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Are there nat or conlangs whose words for "depart", "come", "pass", > "go" and "arrive" are derived from the same root? How does it work? > Mohawk has a verbal root awei 'be in' that expresses entry and exit: ta-s-at-awei-a't CISLOCATIVE-2SGT-MIDDLE-be.in-CAUSE 'Come in!' ia'-s-at-awei-a't TRANSLOCATIVE-2SGT-MIDDLE-be.in-CAUSE 'Go in!' A lot of Amerind languages on the Pacific coast are similar. Incidentally, I had expected something like this in Papuan, where the number of verbal roots tends to be low, but the examples I have all distinguish "come' and 'go', even Kalam with less than 100 verbs.