Khangaþyagon Syntax misc

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Syntactical Miscellany

Implicit corporeal possession

For nouns denoting parts of the body, the posessor may be omitted if it can be understood from context.

nakra ya iður

nakr- a ya iðu- r
close 1P 1P eye PL

I close my eyes.

Paired conjunctions

A conjunction may appear as a pair, introducing sucessive clauses, each instance of the conjunction having sucessive meanings

gog... gog

nellodahi gog rikil gog vlakh su

nello dah i gog rik il gog vlakh su
worthy be 3P either man THIS or folk whole

Either this man is worthy, or the whole folk is.

ushu... ushu

nellodahishe ushu rikil ushu vlakh su

nello dah i she ushu rik il ushu vlakh su
worthy be 3P NEG neither man THIS nor folk whole

Neither is this man worthy, nor is the whole folk.

enge... enge

enge nellodahiazh rikil, enge nellodahishe vlakh su

enge nello dah i azh rik il enge nello dah i she vlakh su
even worthy be 3P COND man THIS still worthy be 3P NEG folk whole

Even if this man is worthy, the whole folk is not.


The conjunction

than, as

may be used in comparisons.

nello'ezhmdahi rikil arra vlakh su

nello ezhm dah i rik il arra vlakh su
worthy comp be 3P man THIS than folk whole

This man is worthier than the whole folk

nellodahilt vlakh su arra rikil

nello dah i lt vlakh su arra rik il
worthy be 3P IMP folk whole as man THIS

May the whole folk be as worthy as this man.

Nouns as first and second person subjects

If the subject of a first or second person verb is a noun, then that noun is identified with the speaker or hearer

tæpa Kæshroþrast enil!

tæp a Kæshroþrast en il
command 1P Kæshroþrast thing THIS

I, Kæshroþrast, command this!

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