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Re: affixes

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Saturday, February 19, 2005, 23:56
On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 06:01:53PM -0500, # 1 wrote:
> OK I'll try to reformulate your explaination just to know if I understood
It sounds like you understand perfectly. Some notes:
> Case marks would act that way with a single noun
As with other syntactic models, you can mix analysis and synthesis. A case mark could either be part of the noun, or be a unary operator ("unary" = "takes one argument"). As an example of this in the mathematical world, a negative number like "-123" can be considered as an argument (the - is just part of the number), or as the unary operator "-" (negation) applied to the argument "123", which would be in postfix something like 123-. But since using "-" for both subtraction and negation would be ambiguous, most postfix systems either allow forms like "-123" and treat a - followed by a digit differently from a - by itself, or else use a different symbol - for instance, negative numbers in the UNIX program dc are marked with a _ instead of a -.
> On verbal operators, I don't know how would be indicated the TAM, would they > be forced to be affixed on the verb or should there have a third level of > operators to affect the other operators? There's probably a way to pass over > it without create 3rd and 4th levels..
Again, it could be either analytic (affixed) or synthetic (an operator). -Marcos


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