Blog Post · Timlan: tenses, aspects, moods.
Posted On Monday 17 October 2011 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)
We've decided to change a few pretty major things:
* We have added aspects and moods. In Timlan they are sort of the same thing, but are visually differentiated by the prefixes being in a different form (they are both prefixes). An aspect and a mood can be applied to one verb by stacking them in any order.
* Questions and imperativeness are the "moods". coko remains the question "mood", and toko becomes the imperative mood (this replaces elet, the imperative 'tense'). It should be obvious when to use these (if not, look at past documentation).
* We have one aspect so far - the perfect. This is defined rigidly as the following:
the verb has happened prior to the time that the tense refers to, has changed a state, and that state remains changed at the time the tense refers to
It CANNOT be used for ANY other purpose.
pevemituh gahek pecerecoveht /!Ripley!/ setuh
Ripley is covered in blood.
(Luther referance (as is the verb ripeli (epic)))
We are considering the best way to define and add a progressive aspect, if required. Currently all tenses still exist apart from imperative, but if a progressive aspect is created, it will replace the generic tense (elem).
Posted On Monday 17 October 2011 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)
Affixes as they stand...
- soho - denotes plural
- coko - denotes a question
- naha - denotes negation
- wuhi - denotes an unknown
- peve - indicates a preposition
- ceve - indicates a conjunction
- rela - indicates a relative clause (sbj)
- relo - indicates a relative clause (obj)
- pece - indicates the perfect aspect
- toko - indicates the imperative mood
- ah - indicates descriptive
- eta - cardinal numbers
- ota - ordinal numbers
- ami - indicates posessive
- elem - generic tense
- eht - present tense
- oht - past tense
- aht - future tense
- amo - indicates modalness