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Re: The topic marker -'e'

Mark J. Reed (markjreed@gmail.com) [KLI Member]



Indeed.  How can it be read any other way but "for him" modifying
"knife"?  Certainly that's how you'd diagram the phrase in English: an
adjectival prepositional phrase modifying "knife".  (With some context
it could be adverbial instead, modifying something else...)

On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 9:14 PM, David Trimboli <david@trimboli.name> wrote:
> Christopher Doty wrote:
>> It's not, e.g., 'a for-him knife', it's 'a knife for him.'
>
> What's the difference?
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