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
> > "my eating"), but gerund plus object genitive isn't allowed - instead
> > 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.
> > there any real-world precedent to express it by an accusative instead?
> > 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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