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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
(non-vol.) hears."

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?