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Re: Trigger language?

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Friday, January 24, 2003, 21:33
> >As you see, both are indeed seen as related in Itakian, it's just that >one can >become trigger while the other cannot, for purely grammatical reasons >rather >than semantic ones. If you want to make them related, then I'd think it's >best >to always put the focus on the one who provoked the action (whether >intentionally or not).
That makes sense :). I was thinking that it probably should be the agent who gets the focus rather than the patient. Itakian is full of complexities it seems. Actually most of your conlangs seem that way, Christophe :).


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>