[Lingtyp] Double marking of the goal argument
fmp59i at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 13:52:13 UTC 2021
Is anyone aware of a language where the goal in a motion event is doubly
marked? This happens in colloquial Persian:
(1) *Ta xune=ro tu 20 *dæqiqe* dæv-id-æm*.
until house=POSP in 20 minute run-PST-1SG
'I ran the distance to the house in 20 minutes.'
The goal is marked once by the preposition and once with the postposition
RA, which is basically an object maker in Modern Persian. The given example
is also possible without RA, as in (2).
(2) *Ta xune 20 *dæqiqe* dæv-id-æm*.
until house 20 minute run-PST-1SG
'I ran toward the house for 20 minutes.'
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