On Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:20:52 -0500, MorphemeAddict <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >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. > >stevo Yes, but I'd prefer something mnemonic.