Re: Looking for interesting ways to handle relative clauses.
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 22, 2004, 19:23|
Sally Caves <scaves@...> writes:
> Heinrik wrote:
> > In Tyl Sjok you use the relative clause instead of the modified
> > noun, so you 'embed' the relative clause into the matrix clause.
> > The modified noun is found in the relative clause, where it is
> > optionally marked to be modified.
> > E.g.:
> > Matrix clause: I like tea. = 'I like the tea.'
> > Relative clause: you buy tea. = 'You bought tea.'
> > Together:
> > I like you buy tea. (unmarked referent)
> > I like you buy REF tea. (marked referent)
> > 'I like the tea that you bought.'
> This is lovely. How do you know that it doesn't mean "I like that you
> bought tea?" How do you express that? Put the referent marking before
I like you REF buy tea. = ~'I like the buying of tea that you did.'
I like REF you buy tea. = ~'I like you, who bought the tea.'
Tyl Sjok is greatly underspecified wrt. what modifies what.