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Inverse marking (was: Kijeb text uploaded)

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, April 16, 2006, 11:19
Jeffrey Jones skrev:
> On Sun, 9 Apr 2006 19:31:20 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> > wrote: > > >>I have uploaded a short Kijeb text with interlinear >>analysis to <>. > > > I see that you have one of my favorite language features: inverse marking. >
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 <>,<>, <>, 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? -- /BP 8^)> -- 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 means "no"! (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)