Re: "Free" word order (was Re: Greek definite article (was Re: Addendum: a holy spirit))
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 16, 2004, 5:35|
> So in my original post, I a) wanted to point out that Qthen|gai has
> no means of doing this (yet), b) was searching for an example of
> object raising.
Not sure if this helps you, but in English such a verb would be
"believe". One standard test showing this is so is active-passive
Sargon believed Lugalzaggesi to have ruled many peoples.
= Sargon believed many peoples to have been ruled by Lugalzaggesi.
Object control verbs don't act this way:
Ptolemy persuaded Perdiccas to hand Alexander's body over.
=/= ?Ptolemy persuaded Alexander's body to be handed over by Perdiccas.
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