|From:||Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 6, 1999, 16:17|
kristian- 8-) wrote:
>sentences are structured as nominal predicates - that is, there is
>only *one* core argument. So instead of saying "The boy kissed the
>girl", a Boreanesian would say something like "The boy is the kisser
>of the girl" or "The girl is the 'kissing-recipient' of the boy".
>Transitive sentences simply do not exist.
q~'u^pl! grammar does not allow transitive verbs but DOES allow multiple
arguments. q~'u^pl! simply piles all the nouns at the beginning of the
sentance and orders thier governing verbs at the end of the sentance.
"You give me the book," would come out as YOU BOOK I 2S-GIVE 3S-IS-GIVEN
1S = first person singular
2S = second person singular
3S = third person singular
Just a little tidbit.
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