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Re : Re: Marking and Imperatives

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Date:Friday, October 15, 1999, 17:10
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 15/10/99 15:32:14  , Tal a =E9crit :

> > Still, that introduces an interesting question: *are* there languages > > where 1st person singular is unmarked in performative verbs? > =20 > AFMCL, the verb isn't marked for person, unless it is in a relative > clause. Furthermore, the 1st person pronoun is only used for emphasis > and when the 1st p. is not the agent, but needs to be marked for case. > =20 > Funny, I don't have a verb 'to thank' yet... > =20
i guess Nick asks for a language where persons are marked and 1st person is 0. then dutch is maybe a good example. same as Tal, i have problem identifying this because the foreign languages i know a bit don't affix person tags on verbs. mathias