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Re: inalienable possession

From:Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>
Date:Friday, November 20, 1998, 20:58
Charles wrote :

> The pattern would be (is currently) something like: > > root+"o" ... plain old noun/primary > root+"a" ... plain old adjective/secondary > root+"i" ... infinitive verb/secondary > root+"e" ... plain old adverb/tertiary > root+"u" ... was preposition, now not used > root+"ie" ... transitive adverb/preposition > root+"ue" ... same, but passivized > root+"ia" ... active participle, not much used > root+"ua" ... passive participle > > So what I'd like to do is merge "-ie" into "-ia". > It seems plausible but I'd feel better if some > natlang provides a parallel usage. > but can participles be prepositions? > >
In French the participle refers to the subject while the adverb refers to the verb so their degree of *intigration* is different. Japanese mixes them into the *suspensive* verb. Mathias ----- See the original message at