Re: Trigger language?
|From:||Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 17, 2003, 14:56|
Christophe a écrit:
> I didn't know this name! D'you know an example of tripartite language?
You'd think I would, wouldn't you? But unfortunately I don't. :P I'm sure someone on
this list can come up with a few examples though.
> I was expecting somebody like you to do it for me ;))))) .
> > Let me add some.
> See? ;))))
Hahaha! :D You crack me up! :D
> That's only for Split-S?
> > + FLUID-S:
> > I:AGT see the fox:PAT
> A P
> > I:AGT run (willingly).
> > I:PAT run (I can't control my legs!!!! ;))) ).
:D *visualizing Christophe scurrying off in someone's general direction*
> Do I understand the concept correctly?
Yup. Although, the choice between AGT and PAT doesn't need
to be based on control, it can be based on active/stative
instead (as in Guaraní). Hence the term "active".
(And perhaps "to lie" (as in "tell a lie") is a better verb,
since it's more obviously something you can do without intent.)
Anyway. Examples of active/stative:
I:AGT run. (here we go with the running again ;) --> active
I:PAT stand. --> stative
Or better yet, an actual Guaraní (fluid-S!) example:
karú (AGT) 'to have lunch or supper, or dine' --> active
karú (PAT) 'to be a glutton' --> stative
> > Georgian is actually even active. (In Series II, classes 2 and 3 to
> > be precise. :)
> Split-S or Fluid-S? ;))))
Well, I feel compelled to say just "active", but I'm sure Tom
Wier will tell me that it really is split-S, so that's what
I'm going for then. ;)