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Re: Trigger languages

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 17:28
Matahaniya ang R A Brown <ray@...>:

> If (a) is intended, read David's comments from "The > notion of the 'trigger' language, then, is something > exclusive to conlangs" onwards; also take a look at > Carsten's Ayeri conlang. >
The thing that goes on in Ayeri has grown out of the same misunderstanding as in the article in the Wikibook. I forgot my handle there, so please delete that anyone who has access, because it's kind of inaccurate AIUI now. Instead I think it's better to refer to the Wikipedia article on "Austronesian alignment", that is, The thing is, trigger stuff like in Tagalog is mixed with definiteness, which wasn't clear to me back then. Also, as far as Describing Morphosyntax goes, "trigger morphology" is classified as an applicative *voice* -- not as a special syntactic alignment as such! -- which, I think, suits the whole thing better. I'm sorry for having provided misleading information before, but actually it has been explained that way on Conlang-L before (!). Regards Carsten Also, the correct link to my Ayeri stuff is Please change your bookmarks accordingly if you had made one. -- Tenena, Nonamay 20, 2317 ya 04:35:39 pd Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 06:20:30 pm


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>Ayeri Website (was Re: Trigger languages)
R A Brown <ray@...>
Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>