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
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. :-)