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Sprachsbund was Re: Question

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 11:18
Consider the Hispanic Peninsular languages - they were in a Sprachsbund with
Arabic once.  It's more than likely they took some of their more endearing
complications from the Arabic of that period.  Perhaps your Reman is/could be
fitted into such a conculture?  Just a thought.

Welsey Parish

On Wednesday 17 April 2002 23:00, you wrote:
> En réponse à Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>: > > I just checked some old work I'd done learning Arabic via the > > Colloquial > > Arabic threesome - Colloquial Arabic (Levantine), Colloquial Egyptian > > Arabic > > and Colloquial Gulf Arabic, and in Gulf Arabic the only time you get a > > SVO is > > in a subordinate sentence, eg, "gilt lih ina Jaasim raaH il-bayt" - "I > > told > > him that Jaasim had gone home." The rest of the time it is straight > > VSO. > > Yep, the famous particle inna (in Classical Arabic), which, like its > "sisters" (Arabic terminology) must mandatorily be followed by a noun, > making sentences that follow it mandatorily SVO. But not only that, but in > Classical Arabic where you still mark case, the noun following inna, though > a subject, must be in direct case, or accusative :)) . My Reman has a > similar structure for its subclauses too: since in Reman the distinction > between prepositions and conjunctions has disappeared, conjunctions must be > followed by a mandatory noun, which, when it's a personal pronoun, must be > in indirect object form. And think that Reman is a Romance language :))) . > > Christophe. > > > > Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.
-- Mau e ki, "He aha to mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!" I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people!"


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>