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Complement clauses

From:Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Thursday, June 19, 2003, 10:10
Amanda wrote to me privately and pointed out that this post
might have been filtered out because of the OT in the subject line. (She might also
just have tried to be nice
to me since there were no replies. :D  )

Anyway, I'm still interested in how y'all form complement
clauses in your conlangs, so I'll repost this question.
All intricacies are more than welcome!

Here's how it's being done in Piata.

"Lekituu eiloo luachishi ite."

le -kitu -u     e-    ilo    -o     luachi     -shi  ite
1>3-think-PAST  COMPL-be:dead-PAST  thread/yarn-PEJ  DEM.SG.INANIM.
'I thought that this darned thread was dead.'

Word order changes from SVO to VSO in the complement clause. The
{e-} prefix introduces the clause.

Daniel Andreasson


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