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Re: THEORY: Conjunctio verborum clausarumque

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Monday, March 27, 2000, 17:09
On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, BP Jonsson wrote:

> At 19:00 19.3.2000 -0800, DOUGLAS KOLLER wrote:
> >Dominus ex equo descendit, villamque intravit. > >The master got off his horse and went into the house. > > I never thought of this before, but it is interesting that the -que comes > after the first word of the second clause, not after the whole second clause!
Same as in Valdyan. In fact not only "and" but all clause conjunctions do that: after the first constituent, even if that's more than one word. Example from my nut-ball recipe: Biryinan nestyenan sa hyrnena custay ali so myray nut-acc-p eye-acc-p or other-acc-p take-PRS-2s 3pN-O and grind-PRS-2s "Take almonds or other nuts and grind them" Notice that _sa_ "or" is between constituents, not between clauses: literally "eye or other nuts" -> "almonds or other nuts". _So_ "and" links _ali myray_ to _...custay_ and is after the first constituent (the object) of the clause. Irina -- Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) - (Valdyas) (home)