adj/adv phrases, was inalienable possession
|Date:||Sunday, November 22, 1998, 20:40|
Mathias M. Lassailly wrote:
> Charles wrote :
> > I must now re-examine the whole relative clause issue.
> Could let me know how this develops ? I'm really interested because my
> verb-rooting DEL language works exactly like yours (except that tags are
> prefixed and there is a factitive voice). So I'm curious to know how you
> manage to proceed with factitive and connective clauses.
If yours actually already works, it is ahead of mine.
I see that DEL has 4 basic verb voices, similar to my TOM.
But DEL uses topic/comment structures, TOM doesn't:
it prefers serial verb constructs, and freely exchanges
subject/object to get the pivotal noun between the verbs.
This is one of its relative-clause and preposition
avoidance techniques (there are many):
market go I buy flour
merako vadu meso haceti farino
TOM also has a "stative" form adding the adjectival
ending "-a" to the verb "-i" (active) and "-u" (passive)
endings to make "-au" and "-ai" as in:
saqkola luno ... luno saqkolau ... saqkolai luno
ruddy moon ..... moon is ruddy ... ruddy is the moon
But true causatives would require serial verbs.
I suppose a "causative stative" would be possible
during a lunar eclipse:
luno saqkolau suno ... suno saqkolai luno
moon is reddened by sun ... sun blood-colors moon