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by Oil In My Lamp
28 Jul 2019 10:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

Omzinesý wrote:
28 Jul 2019 02:28
It isn't needed, and often it isn't used, but redundant elements often appear.
Ah, I see.
by Oil In My Lamp
28 Jul 2019 01:01
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

Finnish (1) Menin talo-on sisään. I.went house-ILL in(to) (2) Menin talo-n sisään. I.went house.GEN in(to) Both mean 'I went into the house.' (1) has an adverb "sisään" that kind of codes the same info as the illative form of the noun. (2) has a postposition "sisään" that governs the genitive. I do...
by Oil In My Lamp
28 Jul 2019 00:14
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

https://minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/bitstream/handle/11343/217030/Wambaya-fest-rev.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y says Wambaya has free word-order and serial-verb constructions and allows discontinuous constituents. It might be an inspiration for ways to achieve what you desire. This looks great! In ...
by Oil In My Lamp
22 Jul 2019 17:39
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

For "inside- GEN-house -STV", how would one write in gloss that 'house' is genitive without implying a marker is there? I don't understand this question. That is okay, do not worry about it then. I have more studying to do, obviously. Thanks anyway [:)] . (By the way, I did not know that is how the...
by Oil In My Lamp
21 Jul 2019 05:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Referring to a subject only once
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: Referring to a subject only once

Die Wolfsmutter sichsammelte die Jungen. Die Wolf-s-mutter sich-sammel-t-e die Junge-n. DEF.F wolf-CMPND-mother REFL-rally-PST-1SG DEF.PL cub-ACC.PL Mother wolf rallied her cubs. @Creyeditor, that is cool, I do have a reflexive, so this might work really well. Sorry for all the German. I do not spe...
by Oil In My Lamp
20 Jul 2019 20:20
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

Good morning @Ser, thank you for your detailed and easy-to-understand explanation! I actually had been using Mandarin a lot for the features I wanted to incorporate (or at least I would refer to Mandarin to solve problems, haha). But, like you said, I would need to allow serial objects along with my...
by Oil In My Lamp
20 Jul 2019 20:16
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Referring to a subject only once
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Referring to a subject only once

Good afternoon! I am not sure if this is the place to ask, but I guess it counts as a stupid question, so here goes. I have a story with father and mother wolves and their cubs. I got to a point where the mother was rallying her cubs. "Mother wolf rallied her cubs." I am wondering if there is a way ...
by Oil In My Lamp
19 Jul 2019 06:36
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

@eldin raigmore, yes that does sound interesting. I had not considered having different kinds of objects, with the exception that I do have an indirect object showing the secondary recipient of some action or recipient of some object (although I would prefer that it not imply a literal recipient, as...
by Oil In My Lamp
17 Jul 2019 20:39
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

Hello all, thank you for your answers. @Mándinrùh, after reading about head and dependent marking, I can say my language is heavily dependent marking. So, then switching to head marking for differentiation is maybe an option. I am trying for more or less free word order that defines transivity and t...
by Oil In My Lamp
12 Jul 2019 17:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

@sedh, thank you for your reply. Serial verb construction is something that I am trying to work into my language. But, I definitely need to know more about it. Thank you for your reading recommendations. I appreciate it.
by Oil In My Lamp
09 Jul 2019 22:02
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

Hello! I would like some advice/information if anyone feels so inclined to offer it. Basically, I am looking for a different way to show where a subject is. In my language, almost everything is a verb or can be. I do not want to create an 'adposition' part of speech. Basically, positional words are ...