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
> 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...
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 :) .
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