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Re: Existential voice

From:John Quijada <jq_ithkuil@...>
Date:Monday, May 2, 2005, 20:10
Gregory Gadow wrote:
>* Any suggestions on how I can extend to other uses I haven't thought of?
--------------------------- Since the answers you've already received were quite thorough, I will only comment on the above question you asked. IMO, whatever morphological or morpho-syntactic solution you finally decide upon, it should extend to EVERY verb that can describe a state, act, or event, translatable as "X-ing is occurring" or "There's X(-ing) going on." I would even consider using something other than Voice as the meta-category it fits into, because it can be extended to other voices themselves, e.g., passive voice as in "Having been X'ed is occurring" or "There's being-X-d going on." --John Quijada


Gregory Gadow <techbear@...>