CHAT: Pima determiners
|From:||dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 22, 2000, 16:52|
On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Marcus Smith wrote:
> I understand the point of view. I'm studying Pima right now, and its
> determiner system is leaving me confused. The article 'heg' never modifies
> a noun before the auxiliary, but modifies almost all of them after the
> verb. But so far it seems to be completely optional. It gets used with
> nouns and names. But sometimes there is a demonstrative instead of 'heg',
> and I'm not sure if there is a reason or if my consultant just feels like
> translating things that way. Very perplexing. Very fun.
I won't say a thing; not a thing. Even though I *really* want to ...