THEORY: Re : THEORY: questions
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|Date:||Monday, August 23, 1999, 13:10|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 23/08/99 13:30:47 , vous avez =E9crit :
> 3. I have a class of words that are mostly adverbs in my mind, but
> don't behave like those. They come at the end of sentences and
> I thought 'I think those are discourse markers as we were talking
> about in Conlang months ago!' but I'm not sure. What do you think
> of this? Look at _tadh_:
> Tegem tadh farfpainet.
> run.1s TADH NEG.reach.1s
> 'I run, but I can't reach (it).'
> *or* 'I run, however I can't reach (it).'
> *or* 'Not mattering that I run, I can't reach (it).'
> Is it a conjunction, or an adverb? And what do I do with this?:
i guess you're the only one to know that ;-)
i mean, an adverb qualifies the verb, that is, it is a verb
whose subject is the main verb, or an adjective whose
head is that main verb
while the cunjunction
con-joins two clauses, that is, it is a verb
whose subject is the main main clause,
or an adjective whose head is that main clause.
and the second clause is its object.
so what do you feel _tadh_ is ? ;-)
to know that, just topicalize the sentence.
> Tegem, farfpainet tadh.
> 'I run -- I can't reach (it), though.'
> I think *this* _tadh_ is a discourse marker, since it can't be a
> conjunction, and it doesn't behave like an adverb (which always goes
> before the verb -- God forbid it shifts to final position, since it
> would destroy my grammatical structures!).
> I'll probably have more questions later -- please bear with me. :-(
and bear with my stupid post.
but i really feel things are like that.=20
> --Pablo Flores