Moseten has a second position irrealis clitic that I’m treating as an auxiliary using Emily’s V2 analysis from the Wambaya paper. The verbs in subordinate clauses have special morphology that corresponds to subordination. I created a head feature called subord with subtypes purp, simul, etc. However, when the verb goes through COMP-HEAD with the auxiliary, it’s underspefied subord feature is passed up, so the information is lost. Is there a way to require the aux to match the HEAD features of its complement ? I suspect this isn’t identified because FORM is a HEAD feature and that often doesn’t match between auxiliary and verb. But I hope there is some option for this in customization that I don’t see.
I could create 4 versions of the auxiliary. One that says the aux is subord purp and its complement must be subord purp and so-forth for each type. But that seems really hacky.
Alas no – but I think this is outside the scope of your library, so it’s fine to do it the hacky way and submit a ticket with the feature request to the trac
Okay thanks. It makes sense for it to not happen automatically, but an option for various features to match would be nice! I’ll create a ticket.