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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."
        --Led Zeppelin


Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>