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Re: Index issues

From:Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Date:Monday, February 7, 2005, 12:18
Adrian, do you mean this
page? One thing: verbs being a closed class is attested in some natlangs
(you say not on page). :) I'm fairly certain there are australian
languages which have a very limited number of verbs, and you could also
argue Basque, which has only at most 12 verbs with finite forms, has a
closed class of true verbs, since the forms used with these auxilliaries

a) Verbal nouns (well, actually verbal noun + locative marking, eg "at

b) Participles which act like adjectives