Yeah, you can easily incorporate almost any direct object noun in Mohawk into a verb. The DO and the root form what's called a stem that acts as a single unit.
That's another useful piece of information--the use of root+object as a single unit. (The concepts of "frozen" noun roots and independent initial nominal forms are also interesting--something of a move from "verbyness" toward "nouniness".) Thanks!
Eddy the Great wrote:
I have never seen a grammer of a poly lang on the internet and it costs a lot of money to learn a language, so both are out for me. So it would be a-building, build-want-it-you-I or something? At least try to explain it to me.
From what I understand, that's basically correct. Don't get too hung up about the order in which the various elements come; there is often a certain sequence, but it varies with the language. So if you had a polysynthetic language whose verbs were constructed as follows:
subject marker + (direct object) + noun root + other modifiers + object marker
I would think that the sentence could be written "A-building, you-build-I-want-it," or, with the object incorporated, "You-building-build-I-want-it"
(i.e., basically "A building, I want you to build it").
Languages like Mohawk or Noyatukah incorporate both subject and object into a single marker, which here might indicate 2nd person subject and 3rd-person object ("You-it"). As for "I want..."
Eddy the Great wrote:
I understand what you have said so far, except for how to make it clear that I is the wanter and you, the builder.
If I were creating a conlang, I might have an affix that indicated that a particular action was wanted ("build-want"), with different forms or additional personal affixes to indicate who was doing the wanting ("build-I-want", "build-you-want", etc.) Just a thought.
On a slightly different note, in a language such as Kazakh, where infinitives are essentially verbal nouns, personal possessive endings can be attached to accomplish a somewhat similar purpose: (Mening) baruym kerek
= "I need to go", with the 1st person possessive -ym
added to baru
"to go, going"--in effect, "My going is needed". Here the affix can be used to indicate whose
going is needed; a similar affix might be added to the sentence above to indicate who is doing the wanting.