Re: OT: Citation forms of words, and the cynicism required to study Georgian [was Re: sorta OT: cases: please help...]
|From:||Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 12, 2001, 12:40|
Ysgrifennodd Thomas R. Wier:
> > And speaking of Georgian, today was the second round of the Moscow
> > Linguistic Olympics, and we had a Georgian problem there - it was
> > hideous! What kind of prefixes are these gv- and m-, and a root
> > like _akvs_! Ouch!
> We haven't gotten that far yet, but I believe that "gv-" and "m-"
> are indirect object agreement markers on the verb. Don't know
> how they work, though.
They might be, and they might not. In that puzzle, they seemed to come out
as pronominal prefixes, but that can't imply anything, for sure - they might
be such markers for all what it's worth :-)
I just meant how un-vocalic Georgian is! My languages (all that I've tried)
seemed to tend to C(S)V(C) structure, I guess it just appeals to my