Re: Tagalog & trigger idea: I'd like comments. :)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 20:43|
John Cowan scripsit:
> Tatari Faran is definitely not a trigger language, because all NPs are marked
> for syntactic role (instead of all but one). It fronts the focus, but the
> focus is not a trigger.
That should be "marked for semantic role", of course.
I should add that one way of viewing trigger languages is that the
verb is really nominalized and the affix shows how:
in which case "give-ACTOR-TRIGGER" really means "is-a-giver",
"give-PATIENT-TRIGGER" really means "is-a-thing-given", and so on.
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