Why isn't there just nothing?

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Why isn't there just nothing?

Post by Imralu » 09 Nov 2018 21:48

Why is there a universe? Why is there anything at all? Why isn't there just nothing? That there is not, in fact, just nothing and that there is, instead, something, and lots of it, seems as if it should be impossible, and yet: here we are!
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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Re: Why isn't there just nothing?

Post by Reyzadren » 09 Nov 2018 23:11

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

zida ijyalroek ve? zhasi zida ivas ve?
/'zˤida 'idʒjalrɯk 'və? 'ʒasi 'zˤida 'ivas 'və?/
got-V advanced.world why? T0-A got-V anything why?
Why is there a universe? Why is there anything at all?

yav shur zida shurvas ve?
/'jav 'ʃur 'zˤida 'ʃurvas 'və?/
just NEG got-V nothing why
Why isn't there just nothing?

zhae zidandae gloda iki kanshi uts zhera aeskes zidan.
/ʒe 'zˤidande 'glɔda 'iki 'kanʃi 'uts 'ʒəra 'eskəs 'zˤidan/
that got-V-PASS-T3-POSS property-V as-A cannot-A but-PL then-V 1PL got-V-PASS
That there is not, in fact, just nothing and that there is, instead, something, and lots of it, seems as if it should be impossible, and yet: here we are!
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Re: Why isn't there just nothing?

Post by Imralu » 31 Dec 2018 06:29

:con: Ngolu / Iliaqu

Vaqu texi mo?
universe CAUS.3S.DEF.INAN what
Why is there a universe?

O ga texi mo?
entity COP-NOM.3S.NSPC.INAN CAUS.3S.DEF.INAN what
Why is there anything at all?

Kka mola kka texi mo?
NEG merely NEG CAUS.3S.DEF.INAN what
Why isn't there just nothing?

Ttu kka hemue zuo toto kka mola kka lahes o xe baras o nxu, mie tia ivu inu va.
seem NEG possible NOM.C in.fact NEG merely NEG but.instead entity and(CLAUSE) much entity COP-NOM.3S.DEF.INAN | but DEM.2 NOM.2P.ICS NOM.1P.ICS all
That there is not, in fact, just nothing and that there is, instead, something, and lots of it, seems as if it should be impossible, and yet: here we are!
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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