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Re: Tense marked on nouns

From:Paul Roser <pkroser@...>
Date:Thursday, June 3, 2004, 16:14
On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:28:11 +0100, Peter Bleackley
<Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote:

>Is there any language where tense is marked on a noun rather than the verb? >It seems that English is heading towards tense being marked on the subject, >but is the process complete in any language? > >Pete
There are a number of languages (including Tariana, Somali, and Salish) that mark tense on the noun or noun phrase, though I don't think any have nominal marking to the exclusion of verbal marking. Here are a couple of links to pdf's that address nominal marking in detail: three by Nordlinger & Sadler - and two by Lecarme -


Mark P. Line <mark@...>