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Tr: Re: Resumptive pronoun?

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, June 28, 2001, 8:41
Well, twice in a row! I'm very very sorry...


En réponse à claudio <claudio.soboll@...>:

> well perhaps you are right. > but at least the existance of pro-phrases (pro-form for more than one > term) is one of my conlang's core features. > > example sentence: > "walking through an dark slum-alley by night in san francisco is really > exciting. but *it* is dangerous too." > "it" is referring not to a single nound but rather to the whole > phrase: "walking through an dark slum-alley at night in san francisco" > > are there any natural languages which express this concept already ? >
Well, English :) , as you just showed. French has "ça", which as a resumptive often refers to whole phrases rather than individual items. Christophe. ----- Fin de message retransmis ----- Christophe.