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From:# 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 22, 2005, 21:24
This is a question about the arguments with which a verb may agree:

A verb may agree with the subject, the object, or both depending of the
language, but would it be possible to have a language that agrees with some
of the other arguments?

having a verb inflected to agree with the oblique or the beneficier argument
would be possible

In the conlang I begun to work on at school today, there would have such
kind of thing

In a sentence without subject (to rain), the verb has no inflection
For an intransitive verb, it agrees with the subject

With a transitive verb with a subject and an object, it agrees with the

For a verb with a subject and a beneficier, it agrees with the beneficier

When a verb has a subject and two other arguments, it agrees with these two

But, when a verb has a subject, a direct and an indirect object, and a
beneficier, it doesn't aggree at all

The cases are distincted by the fact that you form an accusative, dative, or
beneficier pronoun by nasalising the first vowel of the coresponding
nominative pronoun, the distinction among accusative, dative, and beneficier
pronouns is made by word order

Is that viable? or illogic? or impossible? or inconsistant?

- Max


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Sanghyeon Seo <sanxiyn@...>