Re: Trigger Systems (was: Rating languages)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 30, 2001, 5:56|
Tristan Alexander McLeay scripsit:
> What exactly is a trigger system? I know there was something about this in
> the conlang faq, but personalweb.sierra.net (and indeed www.sierra.net)
> seem to be down, so I can't check it.
In brief, one in which all NPs but one are marked for function (actor,
patient, beneficiary, whatever) and the remaining NP isn't. The verb
is tagged to indicate the case of the remaining NP. This sounds
like verb voice, but it's different because actor-trigger sentences
aren't particularly the normal case, as active voice sentence are in
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