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160980Re: Nominal Aspect for Location Nouns

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  • Peter Bleackley
    Jun 1, 2009
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      staving Sai Emrys:
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      >On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 2:47 AM, Julia Krivoruchko <jgk25@...> wrote:
      > > I liked his ideas.
      > > An interesting place to check what types of locational constructions are
      > > possible/actually used could be Dagestanian
      > > languages or some other systems which actively use numerous local
      > > cases/suffixes.

      Jörg once compared the Khangaþyagon noun system
      to Dagestanian languages after translating it in
      a relay - for those of you who don't know,
      Khangaþyagon nouns can combine segunakar
      (suffixes) in various complex ways to form fine distinctions of meaning, eg

      hirriltar zerrishar magyeissgrigur
      hirr-i-lt- ar zerrish-ar mag- ye- iss- gri- gu- r
      fly- 2-imp-pl bird- pl tree-voc-near-above-via-pl
      May birds fly just over the tops of you trees.

      (Rather arbitrary example made up to show how
      many segunakar you can get on one noun)

      Pete
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