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Re: Trigger language?

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 16:59
On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 11:54:50PM -0500, Mike Ellis wrote:
> One thing I'm curious about: what role does word order play in Ebisedian?
Mainly emphasis. Other than that, word order is mostly irrelevant.
> Must an origin appear before the verb, and a recipient after? Or not? Does > the conveyed noun have any set position? Or is word order used to show > which (if any) part of the sentence is emphasised?
[snip] Conventionally, the word order is originative - instrumental - verb - conveyant - locative - receptive. But this is a very, very weak trend; the Ebisedi usually just string words together in the order it occurs to them. Fronting a word usually means emphasis, though. T -- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.