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Re: Once more into the ship in which I fled

Terrence Donnelly (terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net) [KLI Member]





--- On Sat, 6/20/09, David Trimboli <david@trimboli.name> wrote:

> Terrence Donnelly wrote:
> > Not to be a contrarian or anything, but what about the
> proverb
> > {meQtaHbogh qachDaq Suv qoH neH}? I know MO originally
> said he
> > couldn't make relative clauses work as anything but
> subjects or
> > objects, except here he did.
> 
> He couldn't make the head noun of a relative clause be
> anything other 
> than the subject or object *of the relative clause*, not of
> the main 
> sentence.
> 

Now this I can agree wholeheartedly with. But is it then possible that the head noun can be either the subject, object, or _any Type-5 suffixed noun_ to the main verb?

Which wouldn't have any answers for the "ship in which I fled", since the head noun is not the subject or object of the relative verb.

-- ter'eS






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