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Re: Making Lots of Money (no spam!)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, June 30, 2002, 23:27
Christian Thalmann wrote:
> Bottom Line: Do you guys think that this peculiar sentence structure > is plausible? "Earning wants-he a lot of money" rather than "Wants-he > earning a lot of money"?
I seem to remember reading that only languages that are consistently verb-final place auxilaries meaning things like "want" after the verb. Altho, Uatakassi suffixes auxilaries (including "want"). I explain that as being incorporation, the head verb is actually made into part of the verb, just as an instrumental *noun* can be incorporated into the verb. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


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