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Re: USAGE: Teaching Children

From:Brad Coon <bcoon@...>
Date:Saturday, April 29, 2000, 3:26
yl-ruil wrote:
> > I've just come across a knotty problem. How would your languages say > something like "she teaches languages to children"? Most of mine would > probably use a double accusative, or maybe put "children" in the > dative and "languages" in the accusative. This would then mean that > "she teaches children" would also use the dative for "children". >
Nova would combine "languages" plus "cause to know" into one verbal word. Children would go into the Benefactive case although with the right combination of verbal inflections, it could also be in the Experiential case. Nova syntax is evil, it haunts me and talks to me in little voices, all of which frighten me. But, other than that, its pretty straight forward :) -- Brad Coon Somedays when you wake up, its just not worth chewing through the leather straps.