Re: Tokana: active? (was Re: Active case-marking natlangs)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 6, 2001, 22:20|
Matt Pearson <pearson@...> writes:
> Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> > J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...> writes:
> > > Ne Tsion kaieha
> > > the-Abs John-Abs kill-Stat
> > > "John is (in a state of having been) killed"
> > Jan`n dag`n.
> > John-OBJ kill-PRES
> If "Jan'n dag'n" means "John is killed/dead", how do you express "John is being
> > killed (right now)"?
Oops, I screwed this up! The verb must of course be in the past tense!
(There is certainly a way in Nur-ellen to distinguish the different
aspects, but I haven't decided on that yet.)
"John is being killed (right now)" is indeed expressed by the
present-tense example I gave: