Re: THEORY: Cases of Core Arguments in Clauses with Three Core Arguments
|From:||Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 2, 2005, 12:28|
From: Tom Chappell
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 1:46 AM
Subject: THEORY: Cases of Core Arguments in Clauses with
Three Core Arguments
<<< But, in a lot of languages, "Leonardo" in sentence 1)
would be in the same case as "the Pope" in sentence 2). In
these languages, this is a kind of "dative-ablative" case.
[...] In a lot of languages, "for the Duke" in all of these
sentences (3, 4, and 5) would be in the benefactive case.
[...] But, in a lot of languages, "the Duke" in sentences
3), 4), and 5) would be in the same case as "Leonardo" in
sentence 1). In these languages, this is a kind of
"dative-benefactive" case. [...]
(i) Does anyone know of specific natural languages
illustrating all of the above?
(ii) Does anyone know of a systematic treatment of the above
(iii) Would anyone like to point out something related to
these questions in one or more conlangs they know about?
You know, what you asked about third arguments in the recent
time really makes me want to start another conlang project
to test your stuff. I'm sorry that I can't answer to your
questions (except the very last one), though.
<<< If a house-fly should lose its wings, would we
English-speakers have to call it a house-walk? >>>
In German, a joke goes, "Warum heißt ein Pferd 'Pferd'? --
Weil es auf der Erde steht. Wenn es fliegen könnte, würde es
ja 'Pfluft' heißen" ("Why is a horse called 'horse'? --
Because it's standing on the ground. If it could fly, it had
to be called 'hair'." [that does not make much sense in
Carsten B. in HE
Edatamanon le matahanarà sitayea eityabo ena Bahis Siruena,
15-A8-58-5-4-5-31 ena Curan Tertanyan.