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Re: THEORY: Gender in verbs

From:Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>
Date:Monday, October 1, 2007, 22:22
On Mon, 1 Oct 2007 11:44:20 -0700, Jesse Bangs <jaspax@...>
>/self waves hello to the list after a very long period of lurking.
Hello again!
>>>What other parts-of-speech might plausibly agree with verbal gender? >>[snip] >>If there are "pro-verbs" (proforms for verbs), they might agree as well; >>pronouns frequently "agree" with the gender of their referent. > >AFMCL, Yivrian does this. Verbs are classed as stative or active, >which has a semantic component, but there is quite a bit of >arbitrariness in the actual assignment of individual verbs. There are >two pro-verbs, an active one (atya) and a stative one (eya), chosen >according to the class of the verb they replace.
This is described at < > , right?
>This isn't exactly what you have in mind, but it's the closest thing I >know of. Eldin gave a good list of other natlang attributes that have >similar properties.
>-- >JS Bangs > >


Jesse Bangs <jaspax@...>