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by Ossicone
Thu 17 May 2012, 19:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Demonstratives
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Demonstratives

I've never done anything too fancy with demonstratives.

In Amjati demonstratives occur before the noun which will take a definite suffix. There is a proximal, medial and distal distinction. They don't change to agree with gender or case.

Az nuri.
az nuri
INF.ABS girl
'A girl.'

Nuriaz.
nuri-az
girl-DEF.ABS
'The girl.'

Er nuriaz.
er nuri-az
PRX girl-DEF.ABS
'This girl.'

Ja nuriaz.
ja nuri-az
MED girl-DEF.ABS
'That girl (by you).'

Im nuriaz.
im nuri-az
DSL girl-DEF.ABS
'That girl (farther way).'