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Re: Re : Case, Innateness, Almost Allnoun, NGL.

From:Ed Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 4, 1999, 20:15
I seriously believe Mathias is the great Verb-Sage of Conlang.  I have
neither studied enough on verbs in real-world linguistics, nor worked
hard enough on my own on a verbal system for a conlang, to appreciate
much of the wisdom he imparts, but should I embark on either of those
endeavors I will become his attentive disciple.

Ed Heil
Worship the potato? The idea seemed silly to me. But then
I thought, what else is more deserving of worship? It's simple,
it comes from the earth, and it can kill you if you disobey it.
   -- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live - NBC)

From Http://Members.Aol.Com/Lassailly/Tunuframe.Html wrote:

> Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 30/07/99 03:09:35 , Jim a =E9crit : >=20 > > [Main Point glk]: > > xxxx an argument for a localist hypothesis of case roles and > > clause structure as part of the genetic endowment of the human > > species. > > =20 > > =20 > > This post is a commentary on a web document with the above url, poin=
> > out on Conlang by Charles, which I find very interesting and I want =
> > share my reactions to it. It has a lot to say about case, and I have > > added some conclusions of my own about a verb-minimalist approach to > > language. I have made very large unmarked deletions in it; it is bes=
> > to read the original. VST stands for Vector Space Tense as I have > > developed it in the Conlang posted series and Writekit. NGL stands f=
> > Next Generation Language as published at > > =20 > > NOTE: > > Throughout this web document my (Gerald Koenig's) comments appear > > initiated by my initials, glk, and ended by a line, thus: > > =20 > > Scott DeLancy's words. >=20 > i read it. the NGL stuff is slightly simplistic. > you may want to listen to your children and ponder : >=20 > (i) attribute vs. entity > (ii) notional vs. spatio-temporal > (iii) extent vs. extremal >=20 > and a few other ***s when these above are cleared up. > "tense" is off-topic : rather discuss "aspect". > as for "verb-minimalist", i think speaking of "verb" is > already mixing PoS and cases. > and discussing "recipient" without pondering "result" > is nonsense. >=20 > mathias >=20