Re: Genitives NPs as Relative Clauses
|From:||David Peterson <digitalscream@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 15, 2001, 10:37|
In a message dated 11/14/01 10:37:00 PM, kmgaughan@EIRCOM.NET writes:
<< In my (English) idiolect, it's not uncommon for me to use genitive
in the place of relative clauses. Example:
My idiolect: ...of my seeing...
`Normal English': ...that I see... >>
I'm very, very confused by this. Do you mean to say that a phrase like,
"The man of my seeing is walking into a plate glass window" means, to you,
"The man that I see..."!? How did this come to be?
"s&m raSalo SirejsatIm, spAjs Zi v&TIl dZaGagzaZA."
"If it keeps on rainin', the levee's going to break."