Re: Tense on Nouns
|From:||Aquamarine Demon <aquamarine_demon@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 17, 2007, 5:31|
>>I was reading the discussion on Time Travel and Grammar and came upwith an idea that I thought I'd share/bounce off everyone: What if the
tense was attached to the noun instead of the verb? So that it'd look
something like this:
I-(present)-(agent) type-(action) email-(present)-(direct object).
And potentially, I guess you could have different tenses for different
nouns in the sentence.
I-(present)-(agent) see-(action) him-(past)-(direct object).
And maybe with the last example, also have a thing denoting on the
noun the day it was seen, like him-(past)-(yesterday)-(direct object).
I assume this has been done/is done somewhere and would like
suggestions for further examples of implementation.
Peace and Light,
Hi there! This is a fascinating idea, and I'm toying with it. Several
natlangs actually have tense on the nouns. If you'd like to know how they
work in natlangs, there's a language miniature on it:
There used to be a PDF file out there that explained it a little more
in-depth, but the page seems to have disappeared. Ah well.
Good luck with this, should you decide to do it!
The Aquamarine Demon
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