Re: From Tokana to Denden
|From:||Matt Pearson <jmpearson@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 18, 1999, 23:10|
Jeffrey Henning asks:
>> (1) Basic word order is SVOX-OVSX-XVSO in main clauses, and VSO in
>> dependent clauses.
>I haven't seen this notation before. Am I correct in assuming X means
>indirect object? Is this standard notation or your own notation?
It's semi-standard notation. X = anything that isn't the S, V, or O.
It's my way of saying that Tokana is (roughly speaking) V2 in main
clauses. I decided not to use the term "V2" because I wasn't sure if
Steg Belsky (my original successor in the translation relay) was
familiar with that term. If I'd know I would eventually be sending my
translation to Boudewijn, I would've used "V2".