data from Maithili
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Hi Fumi Niinuma,
I found a native speaker of Maithali in my dept and he says
sentence(3)is better.For further comments you can contact him at
his email address given here.lotuskamalin at yahoo.com I hope this
mail finds you in good health.
--- fumikazu niinuma <fniinuma at YAHOO.COM> wrote: > Dear
sir/madam,I am Fumi Niinuma, a grad student at UConn.I
> would like to know the following judgementsin Maithili. This
> is very important under myanalysis, so I really want to know
> the status ofthe following data, which is given below:(2)
> Har?-j?-k?1 lag-ait ch-ainh H-h-dat
> seem-IP aux-3hNN [je t1 khu??
> bhe-l-ainh] comp happy be-PT-3hNN Hari
> seems to have been happy(3) Har?-j?-k?1 lag-ait
> ai-ch H-h-dat seem-IP 3-Aux [je
> t1 khu?? bhe-l-ainh] comp happy
> be-PT-3hNN 'Hari seems to have been happyIn (2), the
> matrix verb shows the non-nominative agreement with the raised
> dative subject.On the other hand, (3) shows that the dative
> subject does not undergo any agreementwith the matrix verb.
> Which one sounds better? If any of you judge the acceptability
> of the following data, could you please let me know? Thank you
> very much,Fumikazu
> Niinumafniinuma at yahoo.com
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