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Re: Why Triggers?

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 17, 2001, 8:30
En réponse à Aquamarine Demon <aquamarine_demon@...>:

> Could someone please explain to me just what a trigger system is? >
A trigger system is a system where the term put in focus is marked as such, but not for function in the sentence. The function of the trigger (it can be virtually anything: actor, patient, beneficiary, but also location, time, instrument, accompaniment, etc...) is instead marked on the verb with some affix or verbal inflection. All the other non-focused elements are marked normally, i.e. with case-markings and/or appositions. Christophe.