Re: aspects / nasal consonants / meanings
|From:||Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 12, 2005, 9:47|
On Friday 11 March 2005 01:44 +0100, Doug Dee wrote:
> According to RMW Dixon in _Australian Languages_, in some
> languages, manner adverbs agree with the subject of the
> sentence in case (i.e., the adverb is marked as ergative
> or absolutive), and in others, the adverbs agree with the
> verb in transitivity.
And I thought that'd be a unique trait of Ayeri because I've
always thought it'd be too nonsensical to mark adverbs for
the case and number of the noun/pronoun their head verb
| Sira ming agiaiyâng nuban mantingin.
| TRG:P can play.3sg.A A.good lute.TRG
| She can play well the lute.
So it's just another anadewism.
Besides, in the example above it would not be clear whether
_ban_ is an adjective or an adverb: Either it could mean
that "she" is good/nice or that she does her job well. If
| Layráng sira ming agiaiyà nuban matingin.
| girl.A TRG:P can play.3sg A.good lute.TRG
it'd be clear that the girl can play the lute well. If you
meant to say the "nice girl" is able play the lute, you
| Layráng nuban sira ming agiaiyà matingin.
| girl.A A.good TRG:P can play.3sg lute.TRG
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