I’m planning on including a chart with example conjugations of verbs, but I am running into an issue.
My affixes tend to stack one on top of another when need be, so in making this chart it will have an almost ridiculous amount of rows if I go for every single conjugation of a verb. Let’s just say that my current mental calculation states that there are 108 possibilities for each verb.
How should I manage this? Should I just put down some of the conjugations or find a way to fit them all? There really aren’t many irregularities, and all of them can be accounted for by some simple rules I already have written in my grammar. I don’t really want to forgo the examples, but it seems a bit tedious and ridiculous to me and I don’t think anyone will want to read all of these examples…
Edit: Currently I’m going to do the moods across the columns and the rest down the rows, even if it involves making a new chart for each verb.
- lhaasiri answered: Couldn’t you say that conjugation’s templatic and list the spots and the possible morphemes that could go in their respective slots? :D
- irrhythmic answered: also useful are flow charts or tree charts to show the order affixes go on by type e.g. root-voice-tense-aspectA-aspectB-person, whatever
- invinciblend answered: Yeah, when there’s a lot I think breaking it up like you’re doing is best. How depends on the language! Oooh this is so exciting.
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