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Re: Verbal system in Itakian

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, March 3, 2000, 9:39
At 16:21 01/03/00 +0100, you wrote:
>Christophe Grandsire a écrit: > >> Yes, I finally decided to send the few things I know about the verbal >> system of Itakian. Okay, most of it is still in a state of flux, and no >> morphemes have been settled, but I have enough to satisfy the curiosity of >> all the people that asked me to share :) . > >Oh no! What have we done!?! :) >
You should have predicted that, don't you know me? :)))
>I haven't much to say about it really other than: Great work, Christophe! >I thought about if you might use Theme instead of Source. >(Theme: the participant undergoing the event; the one who the event >happens to - often the participant undergoing an event of motion Eg. >'Bill fell down'.) Hmm... Now that I'm writing it, it looks more similar >to the Experiencer (your Destination) actually. >So Your Source and Common Theme is not quite the same thing. So your new >way of describing it is probably the way to go, imho. :) >
I know what you mean. I thought of that first, but it didn't come right in my description of things.
>One thing I was missing was examples and interlinears. They would >make it all somewhat clearer. But as you said, they will come along. >So, I'll just sit here and wait, comme d'hab. >
Yeah, I know the problem, but I wanted feedback before settling everything in stone (because, with all those triggers, each one agreeing with the trigger noun in class, and the presence of 9 classes IIRC, it makes quite a lot of affixes to find :) ). Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :