|From:||Adam Kasanof <akasanof@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 30, 1998, 1:09|
A friend asked me a question that exceeded my (negligible) knowledge of
linguistics, and I
thought that someone here might be able to help me.
My friend said that she had heard that there were two types of languages:
"predicate" and "comment." In a predicate language, like English, you would
say: "The man kicks the table." In a comment langauge (like Chinese?) you
would say: "As for the table, the man kicks it." Now, my friend's question:
are there any other types of language than predicate and comment?
Thanks for your help.