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Re: Genitives NPs as Relative Clauses

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, November 16, 2001, 1:31
Keith Gaughan wrote:
> Are there any other languages that use similar constructions.
Japanese. _No_ is both a genitive particle and a relative clause marker (also, informally, a question marker). For example: Watashi wa otoko ga jitensha o nusumu NO o mimashita I topic man nom bicycle acc steal NO acc. saw I saw a man stealing a bicycle Or Hara-san ga Furansu ni tenkin suru NO o kikimashita Hara-san nom France dat transfer NO acc heard I heard THAT Mr. Hara is going to be transfered to France Altho that might not be exactly what you meant. -- "No just cause can be advanced by terror" ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


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