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verb-subject agreement

From:Andrew Strader <guido@...>
Date:Sunday, April 21, 2002, 20:08
An interesting question has been brought to my attention, and I would like
to get a broad linguistic perspective on it. Are there natural languages
which exhibit subject-verb agreement in which it happens that when the
subject consists of a pronoun and a noun, the pronoun can be elided, making
an apparent disagreement between the verb and the subject? Such a language
would demonstrate the following structure:

"John and I go."
John[NOM] go[]
John we-go.

And of course, does anyone incorporate such a thing in their conlang(s)?


Aidan Grey <grey@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>