Corrigendum, was Re: Adjective verb compounding
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 12, 2003, 11:12|
Oops! Big mistake. What I should've said was, the stative operating as a
verb takes a noun with the subject prefix, whereas the stative operating as
an adjective, takes no such thing.
My error - sorry about that - late night wires crossing, or something stupid
like that. I should've checked beforehand.
On Wed, 11 Jun 2003 23:38, you wrote:
> In li' anyerra-tarah the only difference between a stative operating as a
> verb and a stative operating as an adjective, is that the adjective doesn't
> take the subject prefix.
> nawan a praleyo - Praleyo is dead/has died
> lu en rakhe li' buity nawan - oh might I eat the dead fish!
> Wesley Parish
> On Wed, 11 Jun 2003 05:13, you wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 04:58:12PM +0100, Peter Bleackley wrote:
> > > Does anyone else have a language that uses adjective-verb compounding?
> > > In Khangaþyagon, when an adjective is used as a predicate, it compounds
> > > with the verb.
> > Well, in Okaikiar, adjectives *are* verbs, and occur most naturally
> > as predicates: "Zudal kademem."/"The man is wicked.". To use one
> > attributively you put it in the attributive "mood", thereby avoiding
> > wordy relative clauses such as "man who is wicked"/"zudal zian
> > kademem"; you can just say "wicked man"/"zudal kademom". Of course,
> > Klingon just lets stative verbs follow nouns and thereby function
> > as adjectives without any extra grammatical marking whatsoever,
> > but that's typical of Klingon.
> > I'm curious, though; what natlangs have verbal adjectives? You mentioned
> > adjective tenses in Japanese?
> > -Mark
> Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
> You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
> Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
> I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."
Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."