Re: Branching typologies [was: Re: "easiest" languages, SE Asian word-order typologies]
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 28, 2001, 19:57|
And it describes Teonaht, which is nominally
OSV, but really SOV.
----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 1:43 AM
Subject: Re: Branching typologies [was: Re: "easiest" languages, SE Asian
> Kou wrote:
> >From: "Thomas R. Wier"
> >> You know what -- we should compile a brief synopsis of all types
> >> of conlinguistic typologies. It would shed some light not so much
> >> on language, but rather more likely, on the conlanger population.
> >[Géarthnuns is SOV] and right-branching (I never *quite* got this term)?
> It tends to confuse me, too.
> >Adjectives, relative clauses, participial phrases follow a noun. Adverbs
> >that describe adjectives follow the adjective. Adverbs that describe
> >adverb follow that adverb. Adverbs that describe verbs are usually
> >immediately before the verb ...
> All that describes Kash, as well.
> >since sentence structure is strictly verb-final,...
> Here we part company. Kash is SVO, optional OVS, occasionally VOS.