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Re: Genitive relationships (WAS: Construct States)

From:Tim Smith <timsmith@...>
Date:Sunday, March 14, 1999, 23:30
At 09:55 PM 3/11/99 -0500, I wrote:
>[snip stuff about the Hwendaaru genitive construction] >For instance, "the >big house" is: > >nominative: tsaamu klaathu >accusative: tsaamuk klaathuk >but inessive: tsaamung klaathurelme, not *tsaamurelme klaathurelme
Oops! This is what happens when you don't read your own notes. _tsaamu_ means "old", not "big". "The big house" would be _vouzhu klaathu_ (with the same case suffixes). ------------------------------------------------- Tim Smith Get your facts first and then you can distort them as you please. - Mark Twain