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Re: some of... vs. some... et al.

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Thursday, March 3, 2005, 18:52

Thomas wrote:
> Actually, quite a few head-marking languages do precisely > this. Since core arguments are cross-referenced on the > verb, you don't need to mark them on the dependent nouns.
ObConlang: Qthyn|gai also does this for exactly that reason. It has a lot of cases, too, but agentive and patientive are unmarked on the dependent, just on the predicate. All three, predicate, agent and patient, use a generic 'predicative' case infix. **Henrik