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Re: going without "without"

From:Adam Parrish <myth@...>
Date:Thursday, August 19, 1999, 7:21
On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Matt Pearson wrote:

> Adam Parrish wrote: > > > tvoseth ku"ns ty gvecintetho kho"th. > > tvos-eth ku"ns ty gve-cint-eth-o kho"th > > old-PP woman NOM LACK-stick-PP-ADV walk > > The old woman walks sticklessly. > > This is a great suggestion, but I don't think it would work for > Tokana, since it doesn't really fit with the character of the > language. Also, whatever strategy I adopt will have to work > for clausal adjuncts as well as nominal ones. "She left without > saying goodbye", for example. "She left saying-goodbye-less-ly" > is a tad too polysynthetic for my tastes... >
Aw. This *could* work, and I think it does for Kusthu", in any case: tadineth si gvesjaketho nga nythte. tad-ineth si gve-sjak-eth-o nga nyth-te. follow-FP GEN LACK-say-PP-ADV ACC leave-3A (with _tadineth_ being a common way to say "goodbye") . . . which would translate more as "She left sayinglessly of goodbye." Heh. Later, Adam ----------------------------. | | ----------------------------'