Re: Locative constructions in a:seka`eni (long)
|From:||Dana Nutter <sasxsek@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 10, 2006, 19:01|
> > In addition to oddities/questions raised by others, my
> immediate thought
> > was:
> > How to distinguish "general" location from "specific"? i.e.
> > a. John is in New York.
> > b. John is in the bathroom.
> > c.The meat is in the pot -- b and c I guess would be
> "inside" wouldn't
> > they?
It depends on how broad you want the meaning of "in" to be. For
a. John is IN (within the boundaries of) New York.
b. John is IN (within the space of) the bathroom.
c. The meat is IN (same as b.)
A couple of different things can eb done in Sasxsek.
a. li dzjan pos tu li nu'jork.
NAME John be-located at NAME New-York.
li dzjan pos hinu li nu'jork.
NAME John located interior+PREP NAME New-York.
li dzjan pos hinusimanu li nu'jork.
NAME John located inside+boundary+PREP NAME New-York.
li dzjan pos simanu li nu'jork.
NAME John located boundary+PREP NAME New-York.
The first would be the most likely usage, but the others are possible
depending upon how specific the speaker wants to be.