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Re "there" in this sample sentence. It is used in expressions of existence,
and I've often seen its part of speech given as adverb. I prefer a
different part of speech I read once: existence particle.
What it is not, at least in this case, is a deictic locative adverb, as
mentioned elsewhere.

stevo

On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 3:43 AM, Aditya Bhat <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
>
> Here is a short sample sentence, featuring quite a few important bits of
> grammar, from my conlang, Zabrachan:
>
>
> Vanimë  m sa vin va prüwilmus bliniymo
>
> [vænima? m ven va sa p????ilm?s blinijmo ]
>
>
> Va-nim-ë  m vin va sa prü-wil-mus blini-y-mo
>
> Be-stative-obl. abl. there(erg.) be neg.
> divide-observe-adjective(capability) different-abs.noun-abs.
>
>
> "There is no discernible difference in state".
>
>
> Sentence order is always OSV if there is only one object, however here
> there are two, so it shifts around and becomes O?SVO?.
>
> The verb "to be" (va) has the "nim" attached to it to give it a stative
> function, creating the word "state". The "ë" suffix marks the oblique case
> (indirect object).
>
> The word "m" marks the ablative case, in this case marking an aspect of
> the state.
>
> "Vin" means "There" and the ergative case which it is in doesn't change it.
>
> "Sa" essentially means "no", and negates the clause.
>
> "Pru" means "to divide" and "Wil" means to observe; hence "to divide and
> observe" means "to discern". The suffix "-mus" makes it an adjective of
> capability ("discernible").
>
> "Blini" is the adjective "different", the suffix "y?" makes it an abstract
> noun ("a difference") and the "?" is removed to mark the absolutive case
> with "mo".
>
>
> I'd be grateful of your opinions.
>
>
> Regards,
>