Re: Triggeriness ...
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 17, 2003, 3:26|
> In a trigger system each actor may become a predicate for other actor whoin
> turn become the arguments of the former:
> X['s role is a] planting_agent [of/in, with] Y
> X ['s role is a] planted_vegetal [in/by/etc.] Y
> X['s role is a] planted_medium [idem] Y
> X['s role is a] planting_instrument [idem] Y
> There is no "verb" here.
At least nothing _called_ a verb. I'm struck that this is about one step
away from an All-Noun language. One need only decree that the morpheme(s)
are called (and behave like) "nouns"
> According to my own linguistics classes (in France in the 80's), this is
> called "attributive voice" system
Interesting; that's a term I've never heard used in the Engl.speaking
linguistic world. It could be useful.