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On 4/26/18, The Scribbler
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> English actually also lets you separate these out, though it’s less natural:
> I sent Jim the ball by kicking it.
>
>
> It struck me that the more obvious rewrite simply adds the dropped
> preposition: I kicked the ball to Jim.
>
> In English, when  you drop a preposition, a lot of time it repositions the
> natural location of the object.
>
>
>     On Thursday, April 26, 2018, 3:12:07 PM MDT, Aidan Aannestad
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>  I've written a rather long thing (fifteen full pages in Google Docs)
> about lexical typology -
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/13EfxlxUSGctXuE_vRGiTYXrqYOBC07TmWSRfY_mXU_I/edit?usp=sharing.
>
> It's not fully complete (there's two sections left to write, and I'd
> like to polish and reformat it in LaTeX eventually), but I'd love some
> comments on it now anyway. (The document is set up to allow anyone to
> comment right on it, if you want to.)
>
> The introduction explains it better than I can in any other way -
>
> "This article is largely an attempt to break down, process and
> regurgitate the contents of Leonard Talmy’s article ‘Lexical Typologies’
> in /Language Typology and Syntactic Description, volume 3//./ I bought
> this book on recommendation from the Conlanger’s Library for totally
> different reasons, and this particular article has blown my mind so wide
> open that I had to sit down and rewrite its contents for myself to even
> begin to wrap my head around the whole new world it’s presented to me.
> I’ve largely kept to the structure of his article, but I’ve inserted
> comments relevant to conlanging here and there, and added some natlang
> examples from my own experience and reading. Hopefully this rewriting
> proves as helpful to others to read as it is to me to write - and
> certainly, the information here is revolutionising my conlanging. There
> are huge opportunities here for extremely inventive and deeply
> flavourful conlanging, in ways that have to the best of my knowledge
> have remained mostly unexplored so far. "
>
> I'm not quite sure what to do with this article, honestly. I don't have
> a personal website to upload it to, and I've submitted to Fiat Lingua so
> recently that my article is still the current issue (plus, this one is a
> reprocessing of someone else's article and not by any means an original
> creation). I probably ought to get a personal website at some point, if
> I keep doing these things, though! If I don't, though, I'm not sure
> where to put it - I'd welcome suggestions!
>