Re: Marking case with articles
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 29, 1999, 4:07|
Of course Teonaht does this in spades: Li beto taitaf "the boy laughs"
(stimulus, so non-volitional) Le beto taitaf "the boy laughs
(volitional) il aoto li beto oua "the car (acc.) the boy
In short, _li_ marks non-volitional subject; _le_ marks volitional
and _il_ marks all objects.
Kristian Jensen wrote:
> Matt Pearson wrote:
> >On Sun, 21 Mar 1999, Gary Shannon wrote:
> >> I'm still playing with the grammar one of my older conlangs
> >> called Tazhi, and I was toying with the idea of dropping case
> >> endings in favor of marking case and number with the article.
> >> Has anyone seen or used this approach before in any conlang or
> >> natlang?