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Re: parseable syntax question

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 28, 2004, 8:29
Staving Nokta Kanto:

>English tends to have topics in sentence-initial position, but that is done >by munging the SVO syntax in ways which are confusing to a speaker of >another language. The passive voice is one example, and beginning a >sentence with a relative clause is another. Topicalization and fixed word >order are at odds with each other.
I'm intending yagh tyalpy tyubvul to be an isolating topic-comment language. Word order is TSVO. If the topic is the subject, S is omitted. If it is the object, a pronoun occupies the O position. Further arguments (Indirect objects, adpositional arguments) are treated in similar manner. Pete