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From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Friday, May 11, 2007, 19:09
I'm looking for a language example that I was fairly certain was
in Comrie, but which isn't in the Comrie book I have.  It might
be in a handout I received years ago, but I have no idea where
they all got to.  I was wondering if anyone on the list might
recognize the example, and would know the reference.

I don't know the language, or even what about the language sounds
like, but what I remember is that this language had absurdly
redundant agreement, such that every argument in the sentence
had to agree with every other argument in the sentence.  It
worked something like this (a case name plus C = a case marker,
and a case name plus A = agreement with that case):

I-NOMC-ACCA-DATA give-1sg.Sbj.-3sg.D.Obj.-3sg.I.Obj.-PAST

This is (or was, at least) a natural language that did this, and I
need desperately to find the actual example.  Does it look familiar
to anyone?

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


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