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Genitives NPs as Relative Clauses

From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2001, 6:36
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...

It's not something I always use, and I can't predict when I use it but I do. I
think there's parallel idioms in Irish, but I can't think of any like it off
the top of my head.

Ok, here's my question. I've been thinking of adapting this idiom for use in
Erëtas but I have doubts as to its scalability. Are there any other languages
that use similar constructions. Just for reference's sake, here's how I intend
on representing direct and indirect relative clauses:

     Direct relative clause (`that I see'):
         ...of my seeing...

     Indirect relative clauses (`that sees me'):
         ...with my seeing...

Thoughts? Could it work well?


Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
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