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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. Matt.