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Once upon a time, Dublex was called Minvoc. It had this rather ugly system of associative prepositions.

Associative Prepositions of Minvoc

The associative prepositions associate the object of the preposition with that being discussed.

They can be divided into nine core concepts and their opposites, for a total of 18 associative prepositions.

 

Topico

"topic"

about (concerning)

Contopico

 

not about (not concerning)

 

 

 

Nahino

"source"

according to

Connahino

 

not according to

 

 

 

Saharo

"support"

in favor of

Consaharo

 

against (in opposition to)

 

 

 

Taharo

"remnant, remainder"

but (except)

Contaharo

 

but especially

 

 

 

Susituto

"substitution"

for (in place of); instead of

Consusituto

 

not in place of

 

 

 

Caso

"cause"

on account of (because of)

Concaso

 

in spite of

 

 

 

Malaco

"possession"

of (possession)

Conmalaco

 

not of (possession)

 

 

 

Cano

"with"

with

Concano or Seno

 

without

These prepositions are all derived from nouns by adding the part-of-speech marker -o: e.g., nahino, "according to", from nahin, "source." However, this is not productive, in the sense that new prepositions cannot be coined by this formation. The Minvoc set of prepositions is closed, with no new forms permitted.

The forms malaco/conmalaco and cano/concano are replaced in Novvocu by particles. The rest I'm slowly adapting. Borrowing from my old languages is like getting some work done from free.

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