Re: looking for a language term
|From:||Pablo Flores <pablodavidflores@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 25, 2005, 20:59|
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 03:06:29 +0000, Rodlox R <rodlox@...> wrote:
> I remember hearing about how, in some Iranian languages, if a word is said
> early in the statement, its dropped thereafter.
> ie, "I picked the apple and I ate the apple" would become "I picked the
> apple and ate."
> does anyone know what the name is for this phenomenon? *curious*
As Tim said, zero anaphora, though in broader terms I'd say those
are pro-drop languages. Not at all unusual, though it's easier to find
languages that drop the subject pronoun only (and not the object
pronoun as well).
--Pablo D. Flores <pablodavidflores@...>
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