Blog Post · CONJUCTIONS
Posted On Tuesday 7 June 2011 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)
In a similar, but certainly not the same, topic to the previous post, I'll now talk about conjunctions. This has had much less thought go into it, but it's quite a simple topic. Just remember one thing:
ALTHOUGH THE USAGE IS VERY SIMILAR, CONJUNCTIONS ARE NOT PREPOSITIONS, THOUGH LIKE PREPOSITIONS, THEY ARE ALWAYS USED AS VERBS
Right - conjunctions are most used to connect two clauses together, or two nouns together. Although the meanings in each case are not completely identical, they are certainly very closely related, so unlike some languages (eg Na'vi), Timlan uses the same words to connect clauses as it does to connect nouns.
In fact, the syntax is pretty much the same between both:
andelem eateht setuh ei yelokeht setuh ei
= I am walking and I am eating.
eateht andelem hat~s felolez ei
= I am eating pasta and cheese
So, as you can see, conjuctions are ALWAYS used in the generic tense. NO EXCEPTIONS.
EDIT: I missed this:
Some languages allow you to use conjunctions to join verbs if the subjects are the same:
You will suffer and die.
This is not possible in Timlan, at least for the moment, so you must say:
and katamaht setuh sui heekaht sehtuh sui
...which is a bit verbose, but it's curently the only way.