Re: Strange voices
|From:||Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 23, 2003, 15:21|
>Your sentence (quoting from memory)--
> mat (P) slept-on cat (Obl.)
>and some of the other exs. struck me as very Philippine, where almost any
>constituent in the sentence can receive focus, indicated by the proper verb
>affix (and the subject marker, which you don't
>have; word order or case marking would work as well).
As with many of Polynesian languages in the Malayo-Polynesian family.
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