Re: Trigger systems
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 20, 2003, 13:55|
takatunu wrote at 2003-12-20 08:50:57 (+0100)
> It till strikes me that all so-called "verbs" in this thread are
> really "substantifs" quoting in English "the one ----ing/ed/ee" in
> two possible arrangements, namely "There's X's Y" and "Z is X's Y."
> Can you use these "verbs" as plain nouns?
> If so, would the nouns mean (i) "the one --ing/ed/ee" or (ii) "the
> fact of --ing/ed/ee"?
> If (i) it's an attributive system, if (ii) it's an active (verbal) system.
The former (as I understand it). It does seem that this is a possible
interpretation of the data. There doesn't appear to be any lexical or
morphological distinction between nouns and verbs in Tagalog - any
inflection of any root can occupy any of the several syntactic
positions open to content-words. Or so I've read. You might find
this paper interesting: