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Re: case-marked experiencer

From:Jake X <alwaysawake247@...>
Date:Friday, July 12, 2002, 21:47
>In a message dated 07/9/02 4:39:35 AM, eychenne.j@WANADOO.FR writes:
<< I am thinking of the number of cases I will use in sabyuka, and I am wondering about a special case for experiencer. I know that a lot of languages use different strategies to mark it ( for instance dative in german with certain verbs) but I have never heard about a special case in natlangs. So has anyone among you tried to use such a case? Another way I had thought about is to use an ergative/absolutive opposition so that : I look at = I make myself see. >> Elanagiuo does just that, as a matter of fact I came up with that construction from the usage of the word to look, which would be rendered as follows: kovadukopadu ko - 1st person sing. pronoun particle vadu - root of evaduo, to see ko - see above padu - pres. sing. root of epaduo, to render or make I-see-me-make In this case, I would think, that affixes and reflexive pronouns are better than an unique case in that circumstance. Perhaps it would helpt to consider the way Esperanto treats that situation: Mi vidigas min, or Mi vidigxas. The equivelant of the -ig- or -igx- infix seems to make the most sense to me in the circumstance. Jake _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: