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Re: Construct Case

From:David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Sunday, September 19, 2004, 9:09
Jeffrey Henning wrote:

<<For Dublex II though I've been thinking of a locative postposition that 
makes a noun phrase adjectival.  Something like "woman AGENT child FOCUS house 
LOCATIVE-ADJ food PATIENT gave." This would be in addition to a locative case 
that described the location of the verb.>>

This is actually what Zhyler does, only it's slightly more fun, because
there's no marker for adjectives if the adjective modifies something in
the nominative, or in something in a nonnominative case *and* it ends
in a vowel.   Anyway, an example of the first would be something like

ezdZe-z ZijkM SMNkM-s gaban-ar el-ler.
/house-INE.-ADJ. woman-NOM. child-DAT. food-ACC. give-PAST/
"The woman in the house gave food to the child."

[Note: INE. stands for "inessive".]

What would be even more interesting is if Zhyler allowed PP fronting--
but it doesn't.   At least not like that.   So if it's the action that's 
meant to
be taking place in the house, the PP must come directly before the verb:

ZijkM SMNkM-s gaban-ar ezdZe-z el-ler.
/woman-NOM. child-DAT. food-ACC. house-INE. give-PAST/
"The woman gave the child food (and this happened) in the house."

Hmm...   You know, I've been trying to think up an ambiguous one, but
I think it's air-tight.   Oh well.   Ambiguity arises elsewhere in Zhyler.   

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