Agreement Marathi

Mahajan, Anoop. 2017. Locality in the Hindi Agreement. Indian Linguistics 78 (1-2). 75–92. The finished verb in the marathi corresponds to the highest DP argument that does not carry unrepeated cases. This means that, regardless of the case of the DP object (2.a), it corresponds to the unmarked nominative subject. If the subject carries the errative case (2.b) or the case of dative (2.c), the verb agrees with the object without purpose. If the subject and object carry a hidden case, the verb displays the standard chord morphology identical to 3N. SG properties (2.d). These facts about marathi are well documented (Pandharipande 1997; Dhongde – Wali 2009 e.a.) And I present them here only for an immediate reference. In (49.b), on the other hand, the main verb carries a perfect appearance that is always in harmony with the marathi.

As marathi is a shared ergative language, the external argument of a transitive vP carries the function of an ergative case that makes it inaccessible to an agreement. The Phi probe on Asp0 continues to probe to locate the internal argument, here the DP mangoes. Note that vP is a phase. It is possible that the internal argument of the vP moves on the edge of the vP to secure the battery case. It is therefore accessible to the probe of the agreement on Asp0 and T0. 15Nayudu (2008), which discussed only -s as an example of a double agreement in Marathi, analyzes it as a „secondary Phi probe“ on T0. An anonymous critic also questioned whether these markers were allokuactive morphemes similar to those of Basque (Haddican 2018). If they are actually allokutive morpheme, they may instead be in the field of camping on T0. The distribution of these markers, their contrast with standard chord morphemes, etc., are not yet described in detail. As a result, their structural position has not yet been defined. However, to the extent that they are higher than MoodP, their exact position is not significant for my analysis here. To maintain the centre of gravity of the argument, I ask for a detailed analysis of this phenomenon.

Another case of double agreement appears in a perfect transit clause. In the absence of a strained aid, an ergaative 2PL subject triggers the presence of a t̪ of morpheme on the perfectionative-looking verb, in addition to the verb`s conformity to the unmarked object (see also Wali 2005: 28).