F0 Syntax, Part 2

2010-May-25, Tuesday 19:00
qiihoskeh: myo: kanji (Default)
Note: "F0" is not the real name.

A basic noun phrase is definite in some way. This can be modified in several ways:
* Placing a quantifier (including cardinal and fractional numbers) before the noun produces a partitive phrase (which is indefinite, unless the quantifier is universal). Another quantifier may appear after the noun as usual, e.g.
--- 4 cat 5 hungry. "Four of the five cats are hungry."
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qiihoskeh: myo: kanji (Default)
Note: "F0" isn't the real name
Note: This isn't the real phonology. Also, this isn't the real orthography.

F0 has a simple CV phonology with 10 distinct onsets (13 phonetically and orthographically) and 24 distinct rhymes (which might be extended to 27). There's no stress.
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qiihoskeh: myo: kanji (Default)
Note: "F0" is not the real name.

F0 is strongly N-modifier and SVO, where S represents the immediately ante-verbal argument (if apparent) and O any post-verbal argument(s). There is no case-marking, so which role an argument has depends on its position.
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