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Re: The topic marker -'e'

Steven Lytle (lytlesw@gmail.com)



Another common example of two nouns next to each other that are not in a
noun-noun construction is all the cases of nouns joined by a conjunction,
e.g., {vav SoS je].
lay'tel SIvten
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Christopher Doty <suomichris@gmail.com>wrote:
> > I don't think I've ever seen that example.
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> ...
> > I am also convinced that Okrand simply forgot that the rules in TKD
> > forbid this sort of thing.
>
> Can you tell me what rule this is?  I'm still not following.  I know
> that there is a rule that suffixes can't go on the first noun in a N-N
> construction, but I haven't seen a rule that says all noun-noun
> sequences are automatically noun-noun constructions...
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