R: Re: draqa syntax - help please?
|Date:||Thursday, September 28, 2000, 16:32|
> Nur-ellen is a zero-copula language; and as "the woman" isn't actively
> doing anything in this sentence, the case marking is objective.
> As I said, predicative nouns and adjectives are marked for tense:
> Voromir gondirent e Davrob`l.
> OBJ.Boromir OBJ.mayor-PAST GEN.PART OBJ.Tavrob`l
> "Boromir was mayor of Tavrob`l."
> (Yes, case and tense markers on the same word! So here is the
> 64,000 dollar question: is _gondirent_ a noun or a verb?)
Vaiysi has a copula, but this is directly fixed after the nominal part. So
you have words as this:
You'll become a singer
Neat, isn't it?