Re: Changing worldviews with language (LONG)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 4, 2002, 11:41|
Mat McVeagh scripsit:
> I think I understand all this - I am hampered a little by not being familiar
> with certain linguistic terms I have noticed on these conlang groups,
> namely: "argument", "core", "valency", possibly others.
An argument is the semantic version of a NP: thus in "John ate the banana",
the arguments are John and the banana. An argument is a core argument
if the predicate insists on having it. Valency is the property of a
predicate that says which core arguments it has.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan <jcowan@...>
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! `Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)