Genitive relationships (WAS: Construct States)
|Date:||Wednesday, March 3, 1999, 2:17|
Edward Heil <edheil@...> wrote:
> >Cool...my conlang, Rokbeigalmki, has the same thing. It's also known
> >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).
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Oh Lord, grant that we may always
be right, for thou knowest we will
never change our mind.