[Ads-l] Scandinavian topicalization is very flexible

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 14 22:08:55 EST 2019


No, the modern Scandinavian verbs have even less conjugation than English,
and the nouns and adjectives have only barely more inflection. (Wikipedia,
Danish/Norwegian/Swedish grammar) And I don't think this kind of
construction would work in Latin, though I'm a bit too rusty to be sure and
I don't want to take the time to work it out.

MAM

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 4:01 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> Do the Scandinavians have conjugations akin to Latin, where the order is
> more flexible due the noun/verb matches (or whatever it is in Latin -
> declension or something?)?
>
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 8:51 PM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > *Scandinavians' little linguistic hat trick*
> >
> > 2019-12-12.1545 UTC±
> >
> > <https://phys.org/news/2019-12-scandinavians-linguistic-hat.html>
> >
> > *
>
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