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

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Thursday, December 16, 2004, 13:13

"Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...> writes:
> 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.
I don't think this is object raising, it's subject-to-object raising, too, since in your first sentence, you applied that very raising operation and in the second, a passive construction to the same original sentence, namely Sargon believed that Lugalzaggesi has ruled many peoples. And from this sentence, you raised the subordinate subject. What exactly does that test show? **Henrik