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Re: Marking and Imperatives

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, February 14, 2000, 13:52
At 21:50 13/02/00 -0300, you wrote:
> >Sorry if this has been already said, but I was wondering about >a construction like this: > > As for what Bill thinks, John has left. > >No need of a verb "think" here, if you have some way to mark >Bill as the "environment" ("scope"?) for which the evidencial >level holds, i. e. you say "John EVID has left" but you also >restrict it to Bill (with a particle, a case ending, a paraphrase, >whatever -- even an actual verb "think" for which the EVID mark >on the next clause should be compulsory). >
"According to"? Anyway, it could be a nice use of the "contextual" case of Azak :) . Too bad Azak doesn't have evidentials... (but it has particles not unlike the Japanese 'yo' that could have also an evidential meaning when combined to the contextual case) Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage :