Re: how can I tell a postposition from a case marker???
|From:||Matthew Turnbull <ave.jor@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 16, 2008, 20:22|
I don't have any word that would go there, but that did give me the idea of
putting the word into the vocative, I end up with
*niiiaothindsao*, not *niiatho indsa*, so I suppose it must be a case
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 8:30 AM, Matthew Turnbull <ave.jor@...>
> > So before recently, the scentence equivilant to "I walk towards a cat"
> > be
> > ::*vrotyomo indsa niiaoth*
> > ::I.walk towards cat
> > but for the last little while I've been saying
> > ::*vrotyomo niiaothindsa*
> > ::I.walk catwards
> > but it only happens with verbs implying motion, like vrotyo, for a verb
> > does not imply motion it's still a preposition.
> > ::*moktaomo indsa kufath*
> > ::I.sit near dog
> > So my question is, since it behaves very similarly to the other case
> > like the instrumental, should I consider that for verbs of movement a new
> > case has evolved, or that it has become a postposition, I really can't
> If it's had simply become a postposition, I would expect you could
> find some situations where another word (an adjective, maybe?)
> might go in between the noun and the "indsa" marker. If that never
> happens, I would be more inclined to analyze it as having become
> a case ending.
> Jim Henry
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