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Re: Triggeriness ...

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 17, 2003, 3:26
Takatunu wrote:
> In a trigger system each actor may become a predicate for other actor who
> 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 > ec.
> 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) meaning "plant" 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.