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Re: THEORY: genitive vs. construct case/izafe

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Saturday, July 23, 2005, 18:37
tomhchappell wrote:

>Hello, Joerg, Henrik, Julia, and others. > >Everyone has been telling Julia about the fact that >the "construct state" marks the head-noun, >whereas the "genitive case" marks the dependent-noun, >of a genitive construction. > >Also, it has been pointed out that "construct state" is called >"state" instead of "case", and can occur in "Suffixaufnahme". > >But as far as I have seen, no-one on this thread has yet really gone >any deeper into the difference between "state" and "case"; >in particular, no-one yet has told the thread what other >"states" there might be. > >
A thought - a locative state? So, for example: bull-DEF-NOM-LOC.state charge-PAST 'The bull in the china shop charged' It would certainly clear up ambiguities.