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.