On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:56 PM, neo gu <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> So instead of working on Jan12 vocabulary or Jan19, I've spent the last
> couple days on Jan29. Jan29 is one of theose conlangs where all verbs are
> univalent: most words are pairs of noun or pronoun plus verb or case. The
> verbs come in different classes according to the role of the arguments
> they're paired with. There are 5 classes:
> • verbs that combine with the subject:     large, fall, run
> • verbs that combine with the locatee:     inside *
> • verbs that combine with the patient:     throw, break
> • verbs that combine with the experiencer: see, think
> • verbs that combine with the theme:       give, say
> * I tried combining these with the location noun first, but locatee
> actually works better.
> What I'm trying to decide now before I go too far is what to call each
> class and what single-letter abbreviation to use in the vocabulary (after V
> for verb).

You could just number the verb classes, v1, v2, etc.


> So, suggestions are welcome! Also, I can provide example sentences if
> desired. They might be interesting. (Meanwhile, I need to come up with a
> phonology.)