I'm certainly willing to continue where we left off. In fact, I've still got the old "summary" post saved:Determiners:
Noun phrases can be marked with a generic determiner k-
which can be inflected for ergativity (agent of transitive verb) or absolutivity ("subject" of intransitive verb or object of transitive verb) with suffixes:
There is also a definite article os/-os
-Plural number can be indicated by a suffix -p
or with a reduplication of the first syllable in the stem: hana "book" > [b]hahana
"books" tik "word" > [b]titik, tikp/tihp?
There are several cases that can be utilized:
dos: instrumental Verbs:
--Marked for person
1 -o 1 -op
2 -i 2 -ip
3 -a 3 -ap
Indef. "it/that" -ak
--In "proto-Omni" tense
is marked with auxiliaries preceding the verb, whereas in "vulgar-Omni" suffixes are used in addition to person and number suffixes:
In Proto-Omni a k-
prefix is used on tense auxiliaries to form interrogatives (kyo, kyal, kye
): Yo juni.
"You write" Kyo juni.
"Do you write?"
-Object agreement can occur as a prefix on verbs:
...and also with free morphemes after the verb:
Other Pronouns include: ama
: there kusak
: that kusehu
: this one kusey
: this kusku
: that one
-Negation is achieved with a circumfix auxiliary si....sa
in "proto-Omni" and a preceding auxiliary si
(or prefixed s'-
) in "vulgar-Omni".
By the way, who did you used to be, Dan?