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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@...> Watch the Reply-To!