LINGUIST List 12.792

Thu Mar 22 2001

Qs: Space/Place Construal, Chinese Conditional

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  1. m chuk, spatial construal in sepik river region
  2. tzpj, conditional in Chinese

Message 1: spatial construal in sepik river region

Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 11:29:45 -0500
From: m chuk <chukmere.umontreal.ca>
Subject: spatial construal in sepik river region

hallo all.

i'm wondering if anyone is familiar with notions of space/place as 
used by speakers in the sepik river region of PNG in general and 
specifically east iatmul.

are these absolute (cardinal sources, landmark-based), relative, intrinsic?

thanks.
marsha chuk
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Message 2: conditional in Chinese

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 11:01:54 -0500
From: tzpj <tzpjgrove.iup.edu>
Subject: conditional in Chinese

Hi,

I would like to request your native judegement about sentence (3) to see
if you can get conditional meaning for (3). 
Your help is greatly appreciated.

(1) Ni yao mei qu, wo jiu qu. (If you did not go, I would go)
(2) Ni yao bu qu, wo jiu qu. (if you do not go, I will go.)
(3) Ni bu yao qu, wo jiu qu.

Marina Chen
Rhetoric and Linguistics
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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