nyzoe (nyzoe) wrote in linguaphiles,
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nominals with genitive arguments

Hi everyone!

I was wondering whether, in your language, it is possible to have a construction like English Hannibal's conquest of Rome or German Hannibals Eroberung Roms; in other words: a nominal or nominalised verb with two arguments in the genitive form. (You can make a parallel construction with a verb instead of a noun: e.g. Hannibal conquers Rome.)

Clitics, case inflection (Hannibal's, Roms) or preposition (of Rome) all count as genitives.

Secondary question: does your language have articles? (I'm trying to see whether there's a connection between having double genitive constructions and having articles.)

Thanks in advance!

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