Re: Agents and patients I & II
|Date:||Wednesday, March 15, 2000, 16:00|
Jim Grossmann <steven@...> wrote:
>Now let's see how you handle clauses with copular and existential verbs.
I guess I'm going to use the least marked case (in a copula,
for both terms). Of course, first I have to revise my case
endings to see how they are marked; probably patient should
be the least marked of all, but that depends on the animacy
of the noun (e. g. personal names and will probably be agents
by default, and unmarked).
... I cannot combine any characters that the divine Library
has not foreseen, which in some of its secret tongues do not
bear some terrible meaning. No-one can articulate a syllable
not filled of caresses and fears; which is not, in some one
of those languages, the powerful name of a god...
Jorge Luis Borges, _The Library of Babel_