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Genitive relationships (WAS: Construct States)

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 3, 1999, 2:17
Edward Heil <edheil@...> wrote:
> > conlang, Rokbeigalmki, has the same thing. It's also known > as > >a "construct state". > > Ah, I've heard of these. I was perusing an Akkadian grammar I found in > a used bookstore; Akkadian has construct states. I understand Hebrew > does too? >
As you've seen, all Semitic langs do. But reading those posts I realized a similar thing (totally unrelated) happens in Welsh! I don't know too much about it, but I understand two noun phrases in juxtaposition "A B" form a genitive construction "A of B". Is this a general phenomenon? Also, how do you indicate genitival relationships in your conlangs? Myself, I tend to use the good ol' genitive case, but in Ciravesu I simply resorted to juxtaposition (head-final). --Pablo Flores * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will never change our mind. Scotch prayer