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Re: Object Genitive

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 21:24
Jesse Bangs wrote:
>Andreas Johansson sikayal: > > > In Tairezazh, gerund plus subject genitive is very common (eg _raigent >tai_ > > "my eating"), but gerund plus object genitive isn't allowed - instead >the > > gerund takes an direct object. Because of this, I'd find it a bit > > inconsequent to express the "object" of an agental noun by a genitive. >Is > > there any real-world precedent to express it by an accusative instead? >For > > instance, "lover of stars" would then be translated as _tsheiel zauns_ > > "lover stars[acc]" - does this seem naturalistic? > >Sure. In fact, the "object genitive" that seems so natural to use as an >adjunct to an agentive noun is rather a peculiarity of our branch of >IE--any number of other solutions are possible. In Yivríndil, we use the >dative, for example, and Greek allows you to use the accusative or the >dative under certain conditions.
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