On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Paul Hartzer <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > > From: maikxlx <[log in to unmask]> > > These are good examples of how ambiguous languages can be. I agree with > > your reading of and with impersonal verbs, except > > for the minor quibble that I think that it's safer to say that the agent > is > > simply unexpressed, not necessarily (however likely) "I". > In Angosey, if the agent is unexpressed, it's assumed to be the first person ("I"). However, you can express a different agent by using the suffix -eo (this suffix also denotes the object of some postpositions, which is a whole other story). Examples of disjuncts in Angosey Without subject (implied first person) Helen zirau isa elen. hope DISJUNCT see FUTURE I you. Hopefully I'll see you. With disjunct subject Helen zirau eleo isa elen. hope DISJUNCT see FUTURE you DISJUNCT_SUBJECT I you. Hopefully for you, I'll see you.