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.