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

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 15, 2004, 13:40

Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...> writes:
> Henrik Theiling wrote: > > > In Russian I read that > > reordering is interesting. I think I once read a sentence similar > > to: > > > > Ja tybja znaju shto ljubju. > > I-NOM you-ACC know-1 that love-1 > > > > Maybe someone can verify that this is right. If so, I find the shift > > of 'tybja' from the subordinary clause quite remarkable. > > No, this is clearly ungrammatical.
Aha! Pity I don't find the source to mark it one negative trustworthiness point. :-) I only know it was in a paper I once read for my subsid computational linguistics (now 'language technology').
> I have never heard a part of subordinate clause shift to the main > clause.
Well, subject raising is quite common: 'I want you to buy a pizza', for example. I think the above sentence occured in the context of object raising as an example for such raising. Seemingly, the point of the authors cannot be stressed with that sentence then. :-) **Henrik


Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>