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THEORY: French and polypersonalism

From:damien perrotin <erwan.arskoul@...>
Date:Friday, January 21, 2005, 6:01
Skrivet gant # 1:

> I'd like to bring another argument: I still think it is generalising to > think that a such polypersonnal definition is applicable > > it is true that when the object is a pronoun, if considering words are > only > countable by stress, that pronoun could be compared to a prefix > > I love you=/ZtEm/, he eats you=/itma~Z/ etc... > > but if the object is a noun or a verb that prefix will not be there > > I love my cat=[ZEmo~SA] and not [ZlEmo~SA] > (or maybe [ZEm:o~SA] -> I know the [m] sound is differencable of a > single m but I'm not sure if it is by its lenght or its strenght or > something) > > I eat my vegetables=/Zma~Z.melegym/ > > > so I'm not sure: can a desinence disapear when it represent an > information > already represented by a noun? > > a language saying the sentence "I love her" and "I love my mother" > > love-1st.per.-3rd.pers. > love-1st.per. my mother > > > Is it possible? the dropping of a desinence to avoid repetition >
Breton (and I suppose Welsh and Cornish as well) has something similar Va mamm a garan : I love my mother my moter verbal particle love-first personn Me a gar va mamm I love my mother first personn pronoun verbal particle love (no desinence) my mother Of course Breton verb doesn't aggree with the object
> If so: yes, spoken French could be considered polypersonnal in some cases > > If not: no, it can't because the congugation would not be the same > with or > without an object > > > Do you have an example of language were it is possible to drop morphemes > repeating something? > > > > > polypersonnal conjugation of the verb to love in French at present time > > Obj. > > Not a pronoun Singular Plural > || 1 2 3 1 2 3 > \/ > 1 ZEm ZmEm* StEm ZlEm ZnuzEm ZvuzEm ZezEm > S 2 tEm tymEm tytEm* tyl:Em tynuzEm --- tylezEm > 3 jEm imEm itEm il:Em inuzEm ivuzEm jezEm > Sub. isEm* > > 1 o~nEm o~mEm o~tEm o~l:Em o~sEm* o~vuzEm o~lezEm > P 2 vuzEme vumEme --- vul:Eme vunuzEme vuvuzEme* vulezEme > 3 izEm imEm itEm il:Em inuzEm ivuzEm ilezEm > > > I still ask myself if a congugaison can change when the object isn't a > pronoun but in that case it would > > > > > I agree that the subject pronoun could be considered as a prefix most > of the > time but not the object morpheme wich appears only in the case that the > object isn't a pronoun, > > and because it goes between the subject and the verb, the subject is > probably not a prefix neither > > > > > > How would these analysis of the spoken French analyse a sentence like > > /SpAlA/(I'm not there) > > alone the [S] means the present first person singular of the verb to be > > [pA] means negation > > [lA] means "there" > > > I'm not sure any one-sound-prefix could contain as much information, a > linguist analysing it as a new language without knowing any european > language would probably deduce it is a reduced form of a few words.. > > > please give me one of these website where you say you've found these > polypersonnal analysis of spoken french, I've not envisaged all > possibilities and I'd like to read those who did > > -Max >