LINGUIST List 9.1811

Sat Dec 19 1998

Qs: Comparatives, Accusatives, Genitive phrases

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  1. Janine, Comparatives
  2. Daniel, Three accusatives
  3. john a. erickson, Partitive genitive phrases in Russian

Message 1: Comparatives

Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 08:56:23 -0800
From: Janine <jgk22email.msn.com>
Subject: Comparatives

Hi! 

I've been doing some crosslinguistic research regarding adjectival
comparatives and so far, have not found a language that has an
adjectival comparative affix (comparable to English -er) and does not,
under any circumstances, use a periphrastic comparative (comparable to
English "more") as well. Would anyone know of one I may have missed?
I've been primarily looking at Indo-European, but I'm not limiting the
question to those languages. 

Thanks in advance! 
Janine Graziano-King
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Message 2: Three accusatives

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 16:15:41 +0100
From: Daniel <danielrrmad.servicom.es>
Subject: Three accusatives

Does anybody know of examples in any language where three accusatives
without preposition are in dependency of a verb, especially as direct
complement (triple accusative)? 

If there is enough response, I will post a summary to the list.

Best wishes and merry Christmas to all.


Daniel Riao Rufilanchas
c. Santa Engracia 52, 7 dcha.
28010-Madrid, Espaa
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Message 3: Partitive genitive phrases in Russian

Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 17:45:10 -0500 (EST)
From: john a. erickson <jaericksindiana.edu>
Subject: Partitive genitive phrases in Russian


Does anyone know of any extensive lists or studies of different
Russian verbs that take bare (or null-headed) partitive genitive
phrases? Most studies I've seen only provide a few examples.

John Erickson
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