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Re: Use of -'e' (was Re: The topic marker -'e')

Tracy Canfield (toastrix@gmail.com)



2009/11/23 Terrence Donnelly <terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net>:

> I don't think it's proper to speak of "subject" or "object" with equational sentences, since they're not really verbal. I've always thought of the right-hand term as a sort of focus: {HoD ghaH yaS'e'} = 'He is the captain, that officer'.
>
It's worth noting that the left-hand term may have focus, though I
suspect this is only when there's no right-hand noun that already has
it.

DaHjaj SuvwI''e' jIH (TKW)
Today I am a warrior






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