Geoffrey KhanUniversity of CambridgeDorota MolinUniversity of CambridgePaul NoorlanderUniversity of Cambridge
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I have another question about the copulas, the semantics of predicate (i.e. contingent, stable state, permanent property) will have influence on the preference of different types of copulas and different positions of copulas, will the nominal phrase has also decide the copulas, like when a definite or unspecific nominal phrase in argument position, will this lead to different copulas. Thanks!
Thanks a lot for the lectures! I have a confusion in the first video about syntax, the subtitle is "Case inversion in Turoyo" and the case is two sentences "The donkey pulls my father" and "My father pulled the donkey". My confusion is, will we get the meaning only by changing the order of words and keep the case markers as the same. Thanks!
Could you explain the formation and functions of the four different stems again? I, II, III and Q, do they inflect all verbs or are they restricted? How do they relate historically to the stem formation of other Semitic languages? (Personally I am only familiar with Akkadian and on the first glance they looked rather different.) Perhaps as a sidenote. The change from an interdental to a lateral, does this kind of change typical for Semitic? The first thing which it reminded me of was the allophony between /š/ and /l/ in Akkadian.