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Re: inalienable possession

From:Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>
Date:Sunday, November 22, 1998, 9:43
Charles wrote :

> I have found it impossible to merge "transitive adverbs" with > "adjective participles" because I need them both after all. > Except for nouns, which have zero "valency", everything else > is verb-like; adjective/statives take 1 argument noun, > transitive verbs 2, transitive adverbs (prepositions) 2 as well. > > I prefer breaking di-transitive verbs into verb + adverb. > It never seems right to me to have random unclassed "particles" > floating around doing magical arbitrary things. > >
You could also merge verbs-adverbs-participles provided you procure the 4 synt. deictic tags *which* (latter clause), *who* (latter noun), *whom* (latter noun) and *that* (next clause) : I grind cereal into flour : me grind cereal which=make flour. the cereal is ground by me into flour : cereal be-ground(-by) me which=make cereal. the cereal [ground into flour] : cereal [who=be-ground which=make flour]. the flour made by grinding cereal : flour [who=be-made(-by) that=grind]. the flour [that I make by grinding cereal] : flour [who me make whom which=be-made(-by) that=grind cereal] *whom* allows a flexible structure in connected sentences. Mathias ----- See the original message at