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Re: Syntactic Differentiation of Adverbial vs. Adjectival Adpositions

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>
Date:Saturday, September 6, 2008, 14:15
* Logan Kearsley said on 2008-09-05 17:57:34 +0200
> Consider the sentence "I ate the fruit on the table." > In English, this is structurally ambiguous, because the prepositional > phrase can apply to the verb or a noun- did I eat fruit which was on > the table, or did I eat the fruit while I was on the table? > I think someone mentioned a conlang that has a semantic distinction > between adverbial and adjectival prepositions; that would be > interesting to investigate.
In Taruven that sentence would not be ambiguous as either the subject or the object would have a suffix of their own. t.


Mechthild Czapp <0zu149@...>