Datapoint Ju|’hoan / Other Roles of Applied Objects

Discuss WALS Datapoint Ju|’hoan / Other Roles of Applied Objects.

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  1. Cedric Says:

    In Feature 109B: Other Roles of Applied Objects Ju|’hoan is classified among the “locative” cases of applicatives.
    In fact, the (-a) transitive marker that increases the transitivity of a verb does not only apply to locatives, but have an unlimited scope ; see for instance :

    ha gú-á //’àìsi kò tjù (or, without mening change : “ha gú-á tjù ko //’aisi”)
    He built the house with grass.

    https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/afrika/dokumente/linguistik-und-sprachen/gueldemann/linearworldsyntaxh.pdf

    Many other examples can be given ; this language should thus be classified with “Instrument AND locative” in Feature 109B: Other Roles of Applied Objects

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