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Re: "Free" word order (was Re: Greek definite article (was Re: Addendum: a holy spirit))

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 15, 2004, 20:59
Henrik Theiling wrote:

> Well, subject raising is quite common: 'I want you to buy a pizza', > for example.
I don't see a clause in the English sample above: only a complex object. In Russian it will be a subord. clause of purpose, indeed (notice Subjunctive mood in it!): Я хочу, чтобы ты купил пиццу. - |Ya khochu chtoby ty kupil pitstsu|. In this phrase the rhema (focus) will be in final position, bearing the "logic accent" intonation. Put any of the last tree there, and it will change the emphasis of the phrase. Btw, I wonder if somebody is interested in taking part in a Russian speaking offshoot of our dear CONLANG-L. I'm ready to create and maintain such a group. -- Yitzik


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>