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Re: question about classifiers

From:Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 7, 1999, 7:49
Matt Pearson wrote:
> > > > >Oooh, thanks! I like that! It also fixes my because- and when- clause > >problems. > > You're welcome! A couple years ago I sketched out a conlang along > in which 'adverbial' prepositional phrases/clauses where actually > main predicates, which took nominalised clauses as their subjects: > > "I gave it to you in the house" = > "[My giving it to you] was-in the house" > > Where the verb meaning "to be in" had an 'event' agreement marker > on it. Unfortunately the language never went anywhere, but the > idea has been floating around my brain every since, waiting to be > deployed somewhere. > > I thought that I had originated this idea, but then a fellow linguist > told me that Aleut allegedly works this way. Don't know if it's > true, though... > > Matt.
Do you mind if I steal you that little idea? I'm still working on Chasma"o"cho but my mind can't stop creating and I think I'm gonna soon develop another new conlang. I'm too impressed by the trigger system not to try to use it, and I'd like to put also your idea inside :) . -- Christophe Grandsire Philips Research Laboratories -- Building WB 145 Prof. Holstlaan 4 5656 AA Eindhoven The Netherlands Phone: +31-40-27-45006 E-mail: