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Re : Re: A question about connecting sentences

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Date:Tuesday, September 28, 1999, 17:15
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 28/09/99 17:22:36  , Pablo a=E9crit :

> Matt Pearson <jmpearson@...> wrote: > =20 > > Tokana forms embedded clauses by adding a suffix to the verb called the > > "dependent" suffix (Dep). Compare: > > > > eta-kia mok-e > > go-2p home-Dat > > "you go home" > > > > eta-n-kia mok-e > > go-Dep-2p home-Dat > > "that you go home" > =20 > That's absolutely great! Really simple, yet I hadn't seen that > or thought about it, ever... Though it reminds me of Japanese > use of _koto_ (I'm not sure about this; can anybody explain?) > =20
Matt uses a nice different word order : verb-substantivizer-arguments could anyone (Christophe ?) compare it to basque subclause ? as you know japanese goes like : itte kureru you go itte kureru koto you go fact "the fact that you go" but usually shorter "no" is used - except in specific instances where koto is prefered because uh... because... let me see... why that again ? itte kureru koto ga mieru i can see that you go ("the fact that you go is visible") itte kureru no wa mieru i can see that you go ("that you go is visible") as a me-too-yet-only-me example : tata puse e tutu tumi. i see the_fact_that you go. ("e" > refers to clause subsequent >>>) tutu tumi wa tata puse o. you go which_fact i see it. ("o" < refers back to clause precedent <<<)
> =20 > --Pablo Flores > > =20