Re: Rinya cases
|From:||Daniel Andreasson <noldo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 13, 1999, 22:20|
Ha, ha, ha! It's so obvious. How come no one=20
though of that? Well, there was one: Jennifer
Barefoot. She came up with the idea, and when
I looked deeper into it, it was all so clear.
Look at this: (from the Tokana grammar)
THEME/ABSOLUTIVE: the participant undergoing=20
the event; the one that the event 'happens to'
- often the participant undergoing an event=20
SOURCE/ABLATIVE: the point at which the theme
originates, or the direction from which=20
movement or the theme occurs.
If you, as Christophe suggested, take the
SOURCE definition metaphorically, it's just
what I'm looking for.
Will.ABS saw the mouse.ABLATIVE
Why invent a totally new case like 'Objective'
or 'originative' or even 'delative' when I can
use 'ablative' perfectly well. And the 'covert
antipassive' idea still works with this solution.
Also, Matt, I used the idea from the Tokana
grammar to arrange the cases and semantic roles
in columns to make it easier to see which case=20
should go with which semantic role. I hope that
It really facilitated the whole thing
and I gained a whole lot of understanding about
cases and semantic roles.=20
Some ideas are pretty neat, I think. What do you
think of this example below? Does it seem ok?
The mother.ABL told her child.DAT a story.ABS
ABL =3D Ablative =3D Source
DAT =3D Dative =3D Recipient
ABS =3D Absolutive =3D patient/theme/result/range
Ablative is used for all speech related verbs.
The whole table is almost done, and I have uploaded
a preliminary draft at: