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Re: Doing without relative, coordinate and subordinate clauses?

From:Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>
Date:Saturday, June 30, 2007, 17:09
In the last episode, (On Saturday 30 June 2007 17:40:54), Eugene Oh wrote:
> Japanese does the Audi sentence by using a connective form of the > first (and any subsequent non-final) adjective, and the regular finite > form for the final one. > > There is no direct translation for the train sentence; it would > require either a separate verb for the pulling-out subclause, e.g. "as > she looked at the train pulling out...", or a separate sentence; > speaking of her late father could be "speak of late father time.LOC > voice.GEN tension" or similar. > > For the money sentence, the parse might look like "how-much.ACC > find-out.CONN money.ACC give.NOMINAL need". >
Thanks; that solves some of the issues. I was going to post my pseudo-English metalanguage solution but that might give too much away if I want to make a game out of this! Jeff. -- "Please understand that there are small European principalities devoted to debating Tcl vs. Perl as a tourist attraction." -- Cameron Laird