On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 3:40 PM, Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > PREPOSITIONS: > > la by > > hik for > ======================== > You'll surely need many more than these, no? > > Maybe he will, but maybe not. Some languages get by with very few. My conlang Oasa has only one real preposition (although some other kinds of phrases can do some of the work of prepositions, especially the somewhat unnatural consecutive verb phrases). Still, "by" and "for" seem like two rather arbitrary definitions to give the two prepositions (I'd assume "near to" and "far from" would cover more ground). So maybe this is just a partial list. -- Second Person, a chapbook of poetry by Patrick Dunn, is now available for order from Finishing Line Press<http://www.finishinglinepress.com/NewReleasesandForthcomingTitles.htm> and Amazon<http://www.amazon.com/Second-Person-Patrick-Dunn/dp/1599249065/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324342341&sr=8-2>.