Re: Jaĩbi update and request for comment s
|From:||Christopher Bates <chrisdb@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 31, 2008, 20:15|
I've added a small new chapter on predicate nominals and related
1. a distinction between class membership predicates (`I am a man') and
identity statements (`I am the person you saw earlier')
- class membership predicates are constructed along the same lines as
locatives, e.g. `I am in (class of) men'
- identity statements are marked by an invariant morpheme which is used
to mark contrastive focus elsewhere
2. brief descriptions of existential, locative, and possessive predicate
It's a lot shorter than the chapter on NPs, but I might add more later.