Inverse marking (was: Kijeb text uploaded)
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 16, 2006, 11:19|
Jeffrey Jones skrev:
Yeah, I thought it fitted in an animate-inanimate system!
Originally I had inverse marking whenever the agent was
higher in the Nominal Hierarchy than the patient, but
Alex Fink on this list thought that be unrealistic, so
I changed it so that inverse marking is used only when
the agent is inanimate and the patient animate
<http://wiki.frath.net/Nominal_Hierarchy>, but now it
seems from a remark in Barry Blake's book "Case"
that there actually are natlangs that operate as I first
envisaged. What is your opinion on this?
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
"Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it
it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it
(Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)
> On Sun, 9 Apr 2006 19:31:20 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
>>I have uploaded a short Kijeb text with interlinear
>>analysis to <http://wiki.frath.net/Kijeb_texts>.
> I see that you have one of my favorite language features: inverse marking.