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Hello

The title of the books is literally "Language typology and syntactic
description". I, II, & III
Edited by Timothy Shopen.

I'm sorry I didn't make that clear, anyway I hope this helps.



On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 6:21 PM Doug Barton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Funny what things you end up changing that you thought were set in stone...
>
> What three books are those?
>
> On 1/15/2019 8:35 PM, Jim Thain wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I thought I'd mention this to list as it might give someone else ideas
> about
> > how to fill holes in their grammar.
> >
> > A while back I got 3 books on Language typology  and syntactic
> description
> > (used)
> > that I had heard about on this list.
> >
> > Once I looked at them, I noticed all the lovely examples.
> >
> > So I am taking KA for a grammatical stroll through the books in the hopes
> > of fleshing out
> > not just what is, and isn't grammatical for KA; but how it actually goes
> > about encoding those things that are grammatical. I am also finding
> things
> > that other languages can do, which KA explicitly can't do in that way. So
> > far this is a fun, and somewhat surprising translation exercise.
> >
> > The surprise was that doing this has accidentally changed my grammar.
> > I realized that my word for pluralizing wasn't quite right.
> >
> > I am currently keeping the old word 'sim' and plan to use it with
> numbers.
> >
> > However the other words will now have the 'choice' of two new markers.
> >
> > 'Dam' is the new animate marker used with people, animals, and plants,
> > possibly other things seen as 'living'.
> >
> > The other is 'man' which is inanimate, and used with anything that isn't
> > covered by 'dam'.
> >
> > I'm a little worried that this mutation may lead me into waters too deep
> > for me, but we shall see.
> >
> >
>