[Lingtyp] "I hide my stone in my house"

Sergey Say serjozhka at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 11 16:52:14 UTC 2018

 Dear all,
A close colleague of mine, Natalia Zaika, wrote a paper on exactly this kind of alternation "in Lithuanian and elsewhere", see https://www.academia.edu/21511423/The_directive_locative_alternation_in_Lithuanian_and_elsewhere_2016_There are many references to previous studies, too.Best,Sergey Say

    On Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:37:28 PM GMT+3, Peter Arkadiev <peterarkadiev at yandex.ru> wrote:  
 Re Russian and the lative/essive expressions with verbs of displacement in general I suggest looking into the following paper:Nikitina, Tatiana. Variation in the encoding of endpoint of motion in Russian. In: V. Hasko, R. Perelmutter (eds.), New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2010, pp. 267–290. https://www.academia.edu/2916470/Variation_in_the_encoding_of_endpoints_of_motion_in_Russian Best regards, Peter -- Peter Arkadiev, PhDInstitute of Slavic StudiesRussian Academy of SciencesLeninsky prospekt 32-A 119991 Moscowpeterarkadiev at yandex.ruhttp://inslav.ru/people/arkadev-petr-mihaylovich-peter-arkadiev   11.10.2018, 16:39, "Mike Morgan" <mwmbombay at gmail.com>:
Russian also "follows" the "Finnish way" of doing things:locative (prepositional) case for static: is located in a placeaccusative case for dynamic: put something in a place Sanskrit also I am guessing that the languages of this type are not, in face few as Ian suggests. On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 6:42 PM Bakker, Dik <D.Bakker at uva.nl> wrote:
I think that one should not ignorethe semantics of the verb ('hide'). Sebastian's English example (trans vs intrans) makesthis very clear. So, it seems not to be a clear-cut case wherea simple translation would render the answerwith respect to possible case/adposition differences. Best, Dik  dr. Dik Bakker Dept. of General Linguistics
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For a Finnish speaker this is the only plausible solution..;-) , besides, it seems still to be possible to use the German _verstecken_ in this way, too. See Duden Wörterbuch: Sie versteckte das Geld in ihrem Schreibtisch / (selten:) in ihren Schreibtisch.


Quoting Hartmut Haberland <hartmut at ruc.dk>:

I am a German speaker and immediately I find the Finnish solution very plausible.  After all, in German we also have





Der Stein liegt in der Schale. (Dative)


Ich legte den Stein in die Schale.  (Accusative)





So German is actually Finnish-type, too, in part at least. The problem seems to be with German ‘verstecken,’ that is not seen as a movement verb.










Ich verstecke den Stein hinter dem (not: hinter das) Haus.





There are other German verbs like that, e.g. anbringen, ablegen, abstellen, parken, archivieren, speichern, … that work the same.





Same with Danish gemme ‘verstecken, aufheben’:





Jeg gemmer maden (inde) i spisekammeret.





Now inde is not obligatory, actually a bit awkward, but possible. But it indicates place (where?), not direction (whither?), and the corresponding directional adverb (ind) would be impossible here.





With verbs like legen, stellen, setzen, sich setzen German is like Finnish.  But they seem to be in the minority.





Never thought of it –





Wir parkten das Auto im Hof (We parked the car in the backyard), not


*Wir parkten das Auto in den Hof (*into the backyard)







Wir stellten das Auto im Hof ab (roughly same meaning, but more like ‚because it was in the way’)


I would marginally accept


Wir stellten das Auto in den Hof ab







Hartmut Haberland
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Department of Communication and Arts


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Sendt: 11. oktober 2018 13:01
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Emne: [Lingtyp] "I hide my stone in my house"





Dear all,


I am interested in the following hypothesis:


In most of the world's languages, the PP "in my house" in sentence (1) and (2) are the same.


(1) My stone is in my house.


(2) I hide my stone in my house.


For example, in German:


(1) Mein Stein ist "in meinem Haus".


(2) Ich verstecke meinen Stein "in meinem Haus".


Although there are few languages where the PP of (1) and (2) are not identical, such as Finnish:


(1) Kiveni on "talossani". (Locative)


(2) Piilotan kiveni "talooni". (Illative)


But cases like Finnish are far fewer than English-like cases, I think.


I think this is interesting because the PP of (1) and that of (2) are semantically different: the PP in (1) is a location whereas that in PP is the endpoint of a placement event. If I can show that the two PPs are morphologically identical in most of the world's languages, then I can suggest that placement event profiles a static location as its endpoint and not a dynamic goal, like Rohde has argued in her dissertation (https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/18015)


Although I find this issue interesting, I would like to know if others find it so as well. What do you think? (Also, I would appreciate if anyone can let me know any other Finnish-like cases)


>From Hong Kong,


Ian Joo







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