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Re: THEORY: Case stacking; was: Re: THEORY: genitive vs. construct case/izafe

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 27, 2005, 12:07
From: "Julia "Schnecki" Simon" <helicula@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 1:49 PM
Subject: Case stacking; was: Re: THEORY: genitive vs.
construct case/izafe

 > Quite possibly. The only natlang I know that has anything
 > that could be called "case stacking" is Sumerian, and all
 > the case-stacking examples I have (um, all the both of
 > them; see below) involve at least one genitive.

FWIW, Ayeri has some kind of case stacking in its relative
pronouns. I have come into situations where there was need
to double mark the relative pronoun "s-":

* From the Northwind And The Sun:

  PS.agree.3pl^a.A, that-0sg.TRG TRG:A shall NF.count.3sg^i
  Masacaniyàtang, adanyain ang mea pacuriyì
  They agreed (that) he should count

  like-stronger.NMLZ , REL.A.CAU traveller.P,
  micyengno, sangisa asanoaris,
  as the stronger, who would make the traveller

  put off his cloak.
  TRG:P(inan) wear-un.3sg^e.A cloak[.TRG]  3sg^e.TRG
  le ninyaiyèang tova[on] iyèon.

  (The chosen abbreviations should be clear. ^{vowel}
  means that this certain vowel is assigned to this
  person as a variable. The part in [] is what I
  forgot when I originally translated this.)

* From the Babel Text (Genesis 11:6b)

  Le     se- mira-iyàt- ang  ennya-     on   si- lei-ena
  TRG:P  3pl:a.A    everything.TRG  REL.P.  GEN
  ming  nil-  iyàt- ang.
  can   think.3pl:a.A

  They will do anything (that) they can think of.
  (lit.: "... of which they can think")

Hope that helps,

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