Amanda Babcock wrote: > On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 06:15:29PM -0800, Garth Wallace wrote: > > >>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? > > > 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.