Re: determiners before proper names (was: Re: Degrees of volition)
|From:||J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 14, 2000, 17:05|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> J Matthew Pearson wrote:
> > Thus, the name "Koto" may show up in one of two
> > ways:
> > i Koto
> > Rakoto
> So, does a name ALWAYS have to have either "i" or "ra-"? Would it be
> impossible to have just "Koto" by itself?
Yes, it's impossible to have "Koto" by itself.
> > ny zazavavy "the boy"
> > razazavavy "the boy (of noble rank)"
> Do forms like "ny razazavavy" ever appear, with the same reanalysis as
> in "i Rakoto"?
No, I don't think so.