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Re: THEORY: When is a verb not a verb?

From:Paul Bennett <paul.w.bennett@...>
Date:Sunday, January 27, 2008, 22:14
On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 16:30:00 -0500, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>

> A general reply: Can you show some concrete examples? That's > the first thing I would look for if I were a field linguist. :)
For the verbs in question, -m (to be able to use X) and -hīta (to fetch X (to go and get X from somewhere else))... uínlītska /wi:nli~tSkA/ - the Uínlītska language uínlītskam /wi:nli~tSkAm/ - *"to be able to speak" Uínlītska intuínlītskam /indwui:nlitSkam/ - I can speak Uínlītska uínlītskamu /wi:nlitSkamo/ - He can speak Uínlītska uilī intuínlītskam - I will be able to speak Uínlītska hafā intuínlītskam - I have been taught (lit. I have been able) to speak Uínlītska ú intuínlītskam - I was able to speak Uínlītska mínan /mi:nan/ - berries mínanhīta /mi:nanxi~tA/ - *"to fetch" berries inmínanhīta /inmi:nanxi~tA/ - I am fetching berries mínanhītu /mi:nanxi~tu/ - he is fetching berries uilī inmínanhīta - I will fetch berries hafā inmínanhīta - I have fetched berries ú inmínanhīta - I was fetching berries Paul -- Using Opera's revolutionary e-mail client:


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