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Re: HELP: a few questions

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Thursday, August 15, 2002, 22:26
Quoting Dirk Elzinga <Dirk_Elzinga@...>:

> At 11:19 PM -0700 8/14/02, Jim Grossmann wrote: > >2nd: Has anyone experimented with chaining conlangs or other ways to > >eliminate grammatical subordination of clauses in a conlang? > > Haven't done this. I've always been fascinated by subordination, but > in my projects I like to turn subordinate clauses into what look like > noun phrases. I then claim that the language doesn't actually have > subordinate clauses, since they're really noun phrases. But that's > cheating.
Phaleran relative clauses are kinda like this. They morphologically mark verbs as relativizing, which makes them appear like participles. However, although they agree with the modified noun in person and number, they otherwise behave identically to other verbs. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637