Re: Irrealis mood and non-finite verbs
|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 21:54|
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Christopher Bates <chrisdb@...>
> From a typological point of view. If you come up with a classification
> and demonstrate that you can then make predictions that languages which
> call into category X are likely to also have property Y, I think you
> could claim it was a useful result. Or at least, as useful as anything
> in linguistics, although I guess I'm not sure of the practical value of
> much of the field for things other than curiousity and conlanging. ;)
Well in my case, it puts bread on the table and pays the mortgage :-).
> >> Christopher Bates <chrisdb@...> wrote:
> >> D. N. S. Bhat...claims...that it's still useful to classify many
> >> languages as being one of the three, and that there are typology
> >> correlates of being tense, aspect, or mood prominent.
> > I think that classifications such as this are very interesting, but why
> > are they useful?
> > Charlie
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