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Re: OT: Latin subject-verb agreement

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2007, 1:30
Given the gloss in TKD for third-person nominal subjects ("As for the
captain, he is on the bridge"), I see no reason why nouns should be
disallowed for other persons.

You know, there's kind of a similar phenomenon in English
regarding relative clauses.  Consider:

I, who am a captain, prefer to wear briefs.
?*I, who is a captain, prefer to wear briefs.

I'd say that's pretty straightforward, but then...

?!?*You can give the book to me, who am a captain.
?You can give the book to me, who is a captain.

I have no explanation for any of this other than that English is

"A male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>
René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>