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
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.
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