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
>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?
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 -