Re: Agents and patients
|From:||Jens_Daniel Persson <stockbaum@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 14, 2000, 18:26|
>What I'm not sure about here is what to do with the
>verb -- agreement would be marked in this language, but
>I'm not sure with which part of the sentence...
You might let the verbs agree with the agent IF one is present and have some
extra form of the verbs when it is not.
Like: 1s form1
no agent present form7
which is cool or let the verb agree with whatever's in topic in a sentence.
(hmm, or not.) But perhaps you could have a hierarchy of the cases here as
well so that the verb agrees with a part-of-speech but which one depends on
which are present in the sentence.
The verb will then agree with the part-of-speech that is highest on the
hierarchy and present in the sentence
How about that?
>I only have AGT, PAT, ABL and DAT, and I'm somehow seeing
>a hierarchy -- in that order. Does this make sense? Any
>problems with this mad scheme? (As for ambiguity: I can
>live with it, plus I have adpositions to enhance the broad
>meaning of the cases, if needed.) Help of any kind would
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