I went over the little bit of text I wrote for Dabupan, and I've gotten some interesting ideas and thoughts out of it. In no particular order:
- The non-passivizing use of the copula (which I wasn't actually sure was a thing before)
- I want to copy the way Spanish has its words for "first" etc before the noun instead of after.
- I'm slightly more confused about aspect than I was before. I've got to hit bottom sometime!
- I got some ideas about dependent clauses. Except that the ideas make them somewhat less obvious to analyze as distinct from independent clauses, which I feel like is probably a good sign, because it means that I'm not exactly fitting into the molds of the languages I know.
To make progress here, I want to try to really get a handle on aspect and mood, and then try to create some diagrams.
I just spent way too long trying to get a good workflow for ebooks on this laptop, oh well, better make the best of this.