Datapoint for feature 85 and language wals_code_tsh

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  1. Peter Svenonius Says:

    I question whether Shoshone has inpositions; the only thing I can find in Dayley’s grammar that might resemble an inposition is a construction in which the postposition follows a pronoun, which is coreferent with a noun that follows the postposition (pn Po N, described at the beginning of section 5.3). But that is a marked structure, and most postpositions are simply postpositional. If somebody can point me to a source identifying something that looks more like an inposition in Shoshone, I’d appreciate it.

  2. Matthew Dryer Says:

    What Dayley calls postpositions immediately follow the noun in Tümpisa Shoshone, preceding any postnominal modifier (see the formula on page 251 and further mention on page 257).

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