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Re: Interesting way for verbs (IMHO)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Saturday, November 27, 1999, 1:49 writes:
>What is the status and >the meaning of the linker nu/ng by the way? > > An interesting parallel would be to compare it with the way you >mark >possession in Saalangal. How do you construct sentences like "I have >..." for possession?
One thing I forgot to mention about d=F3lat is that it also can mean "the= re is". More about the implications of that in the next paragraph. The meaning of the linker is it sets two words in a "relationship". It's most often used between adjectives and nouns where the linker MUST be use= d to show the two word's relationship. In the case of the perfect tenses, i= t sets d=F3lat and the verb into one tense. Without the linker, the meaning= of d=F3lat becomes "there is". So the linker is necessary in order to creat= e the perfect tenses. The linker between the verb and d=F3lat is different from how posession i= s usually marked in Saalangal. Usually, posession is accomplished by puttin= g the posessed word after 'd=F3lat', and after that, the pronoun or persons/thing's name is placed: d=F3lat + noun + thing/person that poseses noun. In that way, the linker is not used.
>And you can explain it saying for instance that, as a perfect action is >completed, its result is considered owned by the subject, hence the use >of the word for "possession" (it's the way one usually explains the use >of the auxiliary to have to make perfect tenses).
Christophe, I really like this explanation you gave. You put it into word= s better than I could! Anyway, I finally found a way to have tenses along with the focuses.=20 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- 'The beginning calls for courage; the end demands care'