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Re: The topic marker -'e'

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On Nov 24, 2009, at 8:32 PM, Christopher Doty wrote:

> The original discussion was, I think, about
> S's and A's, and these ARE different: intransitive verbs take S
> prefixes, and transitive verbs take A/O prefixes, so the distinction
> between S and A is important.

That looks like a tautology, and it looks incomplete at best.  It  
doesn't say anything about the actual subjects.  Is there really a  
distinction between the kinds of subject in the two sentences {jISop}  
and {vISop}?  {jISop} bears the same prefix as {jIbIr}; do they have  
the same sorts of subjects?

-- ghunchu'wI'

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