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Re: trigger-incorporating language [was Re: Triggeriness ...]

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Monday, December 15, 2003, 10:10
Staving Garth Wallace:
>Peter Bleackley wrote: >> >>On the subject, I have an idea floating about for a trigger-incorporating >>language. > >That's an interesting idea. How would that work? Would the verb >incorporate the triggered noun and have an affix marking the trigger's >role? Or would the triggered noun & the role-inflection "switch places" >so that the trigger-role is marked by a free morpheme floating around >the sentence someplace?
The former. The "action" of a sentence consists of a compound of triggered noun-verb-role marker. I've recently decided that the choice of roles will be Erg/Abs-like, as the system evolved from object-incorporation. Pete