02 August 2007

to be (to stay) is algo

algo = to be (verb "to be"/"to stay" - to be - infinitive) (verb) (some things Google found for "algo": a very common term; ALGO is an Annual Symposium on Algorithms; Algo Communication Products Ltd. of Canada offers telephone call recorders; Algo is a Scottish building design and construction company; The Algo Inn in Elliot Lake, Ontario; user name; ALGO is an algebraic programming language developed around 1960; Algo Risk system; Algo is a planetary system in Phantasy Star II Sega console role-playing game; means "something, anything, somewhat" in Spanish and Portuguese; means "quite, something" in Brazilian Portuguese; means "anything, nothing, whatever" in Galician; means "seaweed" in Esperanto; places in Sweden, Finland, Ethiopia, and Morocco)

Word derivation for "to be"/"to stay"):
Basque = egon, Finnish = olla
Miresua = algo

There are two verbs "to be" in Miresua - "olna" and "algo". This follows the example of Basque, but is unlike Finnish (and English). "Olna" (like Basque verb "izan") implies an established fact or permanence. (You can see my conjugations of "olna" in the present tense in last month's blog postings.) "Algo" (like Basque verb "egon") is used for more temporary states of being, such as "I am in the house". These verbs will be used like the Spanish verbs "ser" and "estar".

All my conjugations of the verb "algo" in the present tense will start with the letter "a". This is the only letter that appears in the all the combinations of letters of the Basque and Finnish words. Other tenses of the Miresua verb "algo" will not be starting with "a".

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for verb "to be/to stay" is now elga.

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