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On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 03:53:06 -0500 Mike Ellis <[log in to unmask]> wrote.

>An adposition agrees in gender and number with its noun, but these are not
>marked on the noun itself: gave OBJ.TRI.FEM bone to.TRI.MASC dog "(I) gave
>three bones to three dogs" (genders arbitrary)

Isn't this very close to what German does, for some prepositions, as well as
incorporating definiteness into the adposition? One could make German even
more close to this pattern by assuming a "null" preposition /d@/ used for
definite nouns where no other preposition exists.

Alternatively, I could just be insane.



Paul