ani/anoki variation: some results....
decaen at chass.utoronto.ca
Tue Jan 30 11:35:18 EST 2001
ran a database on ani vs anoki in samuel-kings, controlling for every
grammatical variable. there does appear to be a grammatical
determination. as a first approximation, ani with finite verbs, anoki with
pred adjectives, and mixed with participles---to the extent they're
functioning as verbs or adjectives.
there are of course other factors, including main/subordinate clause, and
word order, etc. some exceptions appear to be consistently localized, and
may indicate sources (?)....
perhaps this work would be publishable before the end of term...
Dr Vincent DeCaen <decaen at chass.utoronto.ca>
c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor
University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1
Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative, www.chass.utoronto.ca/~decaen/hsei/
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