At 02:32 PM 4/21/2000 -0400, Nik Taylor wrote:
>Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>> >ZdetEst mari (VO)
>> ZladetEst mari (VO)
>[other examples snipped]
>Are there any patterns to when _la_ is used and when it's not?
I was wondering the same thing myself. I was also wondering how the
various examples differ functionally, in terms of topic and focus marking.
>Also, how are these spelled in written French?
>> (I said in an earlier post that French could be considered as a
>> polysynthetic language, here is an example :) ), and as you see, with
>> slight differences of intonation and sense, absolutely all orders between
>> S, O and V are possible in French.
So what are these "differences of intonation and sense"?