Re: topic/compliment & Sanskrit script
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 28, 2001, 18:20|
On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, Patrick Dunn wrote:
> Actually, that was very useful! I'm doing it right, then!
> Topic is, to pare it down to the bare essentials, an emphasis?
I would tend to think of it that way, yes. :-p What Korean does using
the topic particle (there's that pesky term again), English speakers tend
to do by stressing the appropriate word (e.g. "*Mary* killed the wombat"
vs. "Mary *killed* the wombat" vs. "Mary killed the *wombat*"). Or at
least I do. It may work differently in other languages, and I'm
certainly no expert.