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Re: LW again -- Noun and verb

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 27, 2002, 19:27
Quoting Markus Miekk-oja <torpet@...>:

Thomas Wier slabronten:
> >Is possession on nouns marked on the possessor or the possessum? > >If the possessum, do the verbal endings have any relationship > >to the possessive endings (in many languages they do). > > hey! Is "possessum" a real word in linguistic terminology? > (only asked so I'll know if I can use it and expect everyone to understand > it).
In linguistic terminology, yes. That does not ensure that everyone will immediately recognize it, however. (I have a professor who's very fond of the word "desideratum/a", but at first only those of us in his class with a classical education understood what he was talking about.) [Markus, perhaps you should check your mail client. Your email was set to return to you, not the list.] ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637


John Cowan <jcowan@...>