Re: one of my new projects
|From:||Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 10, 2006, 22:02|
On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 01:17:18 +0100, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
> Very nice thoughts, I like this. Especially these:
> Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...> writes:
> > Verbs of assertion require evidential suffixes. If an evidential or
> > modal suffix is followed by the yes/no interrogative, the implied
> > argument of the evidential or modal is 2nd person rather than 1st
> > person. Perception can be expressed only through evidentials. To
> > indicate a perceiver other than the one normally implied, a "setup"
> > clause must precede, changing the meaning of the 1st and/or 2nd person
> > pronouns.
> Since I love evidentials, especially mandatory ones, this is made for me.
> > Argument-role inversion is used, ...
> I also like this together with the corresponding marking.
I think I may have the pronouns straightened out. They're proclitic except
for focused objects and inverse subjects etc.
> Be sure to be in front of me in an upcoming relay. ;-)
Sure, as long as get 72 hours to translate, at the very least. Deciding
which evidentials to add to a text that doesn't already have them is a lot
of work! I don't expect to becom fluent in this language.