Re : Look, Ma... verbs or no verbs?
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|Date:||Wednesday, April 14, 1999, 21:37|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 14/04/99 22:05:27 , vous avez =E9crit :
<< I claim that all of your adjectives are actually finite verbs! It's not=20
thrower ball object-thrown, it's john is-throwing ball is-being-thrown. Ea=
sentence of your verbless language is actually a coordination of a bunch of
two-word microsentences, each with a subject and a verb. It's not verbless=
it's 50% verbs! >>
What is the "link" between "is-throwing" and "is-being-thrown" ? You could=20
define predicate as finitive. The predicate would then be made of a=20
"core-noun" and "verbocopulacases" linking it to actors :
john=3Dacting ball=3Dmoving throwing
that makes 50% nouns.
john=3Dactor ball=3Dmover throw=3Dresultative_state
that makes 100% nouns.
The only difference is whether you consider copulas/cases as "verbs" or=20