Well, there would be a set number of roots like...eldin raigmore wrote: ↑17 Nov 2017 19:17IIRC you want Proto-H to have a small closed class of motion verbs, from which many Haxyakian (motion?) verbs will be derived??
I'd say "yay", particularly since it's Proto-H that will have the small closed class of motion verbs. (A con-proto-lang or proto-con-lang doesn't have to be as neat as a conlang.)
Will you use them as if light verbs, so that the Haxyakian verbs which derive from them will be (quasi-transparently, I suppose) lightverb+contentword compounds? (Or contentword+lightverb compounds?)
Will you use them as if auxiliary words, so that the Haxyakian verbs which derive from them will be (quasi-transparently, I suppose) auxiliaryword+mainverb compounds? (Or mainverb+auxiliaryword compounds?)
Or also some third possibility?
praċ - arrive, come
qə̄́n - climb (tr.)
nāź - depart, leave
fā́d - lead, guide (tr.)
qā́s - lie down (intr.)
xḕb - move en masse (intr.)
mát - move by foot (intr.)
rùm - move on a path (intr.)
ǧát - pass by, pass through (a fluid) (tr.)
yéne - swim
...And I just add affixes denoting various aspects or prepositions to convey more complex motions.
zāmát - enter, approach
yéneūb - dive