show how yes/no questions can be formed, how possession can be expressed and whether or not the third person singular pronoun distinguishes between gender.
(a) show how yes/no questions can be formed, (b) how possession can be expressed and (c) whether or not the third person singular pronoun distinguishes between gender.
Johanna wrote:I think that case, the one that marks objects of any kind, is usually called oblique, and it can be a good idea to add it Also, remember that some languages are absolutive-ergative rather than nominative-accusative.
h34 wrote:Abbreviations (new version)
h34 wrote:[flag=]de[/flag] Hat er/sie einen Hund?
Have-3SG he/she-3SG-NOM a-M.SG.ACC dog-ACC
[flag=]lv[/flag] Vai viņam/viņai ir suns?
Q he/she-3SG-DAT be-3SG dog-NOM
linguoboy wrote:Don't overinflect in your glosses. If you're glossing inflections, then you should be using minimally-inflected citation forms.
linguoboy wrote: At the same time, you shouldn't be glossing what isn't there. (Hund is, at best, a non-oblique form. But since that's the unmarked/citation form for German nouns, why gloss it as anything?)
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