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Re: The topic marker -'e'

David Trimboli (david@trimboli.name) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



Steven Lytle wrote:
> I think part of the problem in following this conversation is that in X-vaD
> Y, the X-vaD is never (supposed to be) a noun-noun construction, yet it's
> being called this over and over.

The question is whether {X-vaD Y} is a single noun phrase. If it is, it 
would have to be a noun-noun construction, because there is no other 
kind of noun phrase it could be. But it *can't* be a noun-noun 
construction, because {-vaD} is not allowed on the first noun. So is it 
really a noun phrase at all?

X-vaD Y Verb

Is X the beneficiary of Y or the beneficiary of Verb? TKD says it's the 
beneficiary of Verb.

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