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Offline Doolio

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Re: Dative.... For posession?
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2009, 03:19:31 am »
irayo ma edmoreira:)

i made a mistake, don't know why i did it, but it is good that you quoted me., so i could see it:)

i wrote 'noun', probably my mind was absent, what i meant to say is 'physical object'. like a car, bow, guitar, child. in serbia, we could say, for instance, 'to me is sickness' (although it is a bit odd, but not incorrect), but not 'to me is wallet'. it is like sickness is my current state, it 'occupies' me it is not really a physical possession.
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Re: Dative.... For posession?
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2009, 08:45:31 am »
Hmm, this makes me wonder if this whole dative possession thing is used to form the present perfect progressive tense as well, instead of just another verb infix?

Probably not, but I suppose it MIGHT be possible.

Like to say "I have been studying."

On second thought, I think we'd still need an as-of-yet-unknown verb infix, but it might be used in tandem with the dative possessive wording.
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Re: Dative.... For posession?
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2009, 11:44:24 am »
I knew something was strange in the "ngaru lu fpom srak?" sentence! :P
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Re: Dative.... For posession?
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2010, 05:33:30 pm »
You realize what this means, right?

I can finally, PROPERLY, do...

Edit: Fixed the phonetics

Tsispurkrr...  That just made my whole day.
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Re: Dative.... For posession?
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2010, 05:58:28 pm »
Glad you were entertained. :)

However this thread is a bit old, and the question of the dative usage here has been fully resolved, so locking the thread.
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