Re: THEORY: genitive vs. construct case/izafe
|Date:||Saturday, July 23, 2005, 18:37|
>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:
china.shop-DEF-LOC bull-DEF-NOM-LOC.state charge-PAST
'The bull in the china shop charged'
It would certainly clear up ambiguities.