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Amanda Babcock wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 06:15:29PM -0800, Garth Wallace wrote:
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>>For one of my languages, I'm using a generalization of this. Nouns are
>>marked with affixes that roughly correspond to their "rank" of
>>importance in the sentence (one of them is most important, although
>>beyond that they're pretty much interchangeable), which I'm calling
>>"ordinals". The verb is marked with the ordinals of its arguments,
>>inflected to show role (agent, patient, recipient, etc.). Since
>>adjectives are stative verbs, the possessive form of a noun actually
>>derives a stative verb, and adverbs are replaced with a "manner"
>>case-role, word order is incredibly free. Is this a workable system?
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> This is beautiful!  I'm jealous.  I'm always casting about for original
> ways to represent things, and I think you've found that here.

Thank you!

The really weird thing about this system is that, since verbs may share
arguments, it makes relative pronouns unnecessary.