THEORY: two questions
|Date:||Friday, March 24, 2000, 8:49|
Hey all. Adam here again. So lately I've been inspired to spice up
Doraja a little bit, adding a couple or three more interesting features.
For instance, I now know that the aspect morphology which previously
only occured on verbs now also occurs on prepositions; I've also worked
out a new script which I'll hopefully be able to scan someday. However,
before I can continue with this interesting-ization, I have two
questions for the language experts here on the list.
Question number one. Is there any typological correlation between word
order and head-/dependent-marking tendencies? That is, would a
head-initial language be more likely to be head-marking or
dependent-marking? Same question for head-final languages.
Question number two. I've decided that Doraya verbs need to have some
sort of agreement with their dependent NPs. However, I'd like to have
something more original than a simple agreement with the person of the
subject. Any ideas for something more exotic?
Thanks for your help,