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Charles wrote:

> But AFAIK there are no natlangs lacking fairly obvious verbs and
> nouns,

Josh Roth, inter alia, has already well addressed this topic.

> or excluding "valency" 3, the more-or-less indirect object.

See Comrie, "Language Universals and Linguistic Typology" p.59-61,
for some discussion on why English syntax may not warrant a separate
category for "indirect object".

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