On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 05:34:50PM -0500, [log in to unmask] wrote: > H. S. Teoh scripsit: > > > Note that the pronoun "you" here isn't marked as subject the way an > > accusative mindset would have it; rather, the subjective marking is on the > > object of the imperative verb. This is because Tamahi places the > > subjective marking on the noun of interest ("garden") rather than what > > would be the subject of the sentence in an accusative context. > > This is either a topic marker ("as for the garden, look at it"), or a > focus marker ("it's the garden you should look at"); I can't tell which > from your description. Calling it a subject just makes things confusing. [snip] You're right, it's more of a topic/focus marker than a subject marker. I guess I'll just have to steer clear of accusative terminology. :-P T -- "How are you doing?" "Doing what?"