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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
Henrik wrote:
> 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 synonymy: 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. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>