Q-OVS online

2010-Jun-26, Saturday 01:35
qiihoskeh: insect friend (cockroach)
Parts of the Q-OVS (Ŋovasi) grammar are now online at:

http://qiihoskeh.conlang.org/cl/o/OVS/O-Intro.htm
qiihoskeh: myo: kanji (Default)
I've made quite a bit of progress on Q-OVS or Ŋovasi etc. but the grammatical voice system is still giving me fits. Basically, each type of verb has its own distinct set of aspect suffixes. To form a passive or omit an object, the verb switches to the set of a lower valence verb. This works fine for basically dynamic bivalent verbs, but not for static or trivalent verbs. It might be solved by adding more classes, but that means more of the classifier suffixes are assigned to verbs, and there are plenty already. I have eliminated one aspect by adding an autocausative suffix and I'm thinking of adding a passive suffix where needed.

OVS

2010-Jun-23, Wednesday 22:25
qiihoskeh: myo: kanji (Default)
I'm working on an OVS language I've been calling OVS*. I was tempted to write the syntax chapter as "OVS Syntax: the name says it all!" but actually wrote a whole paragraph:

OVS word order in clauses is OVS: when an object is expressed as a phrase, it appears before the verb and when a subject is expressed as a phrase, it appears after the verb. Since the head noun of a phrase parallels the subject of a clause, most noun modifiers appear before the head noun.

The morphology and phonology pages are somewhat larger.



* but possibly called Ngovasi or Kàafesà.

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