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
>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.