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Re: cases

From:Edward Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Friday, March 5, 1999, 20:07
For the Boranesian-impaired...  Nominative?  Ergative?  What kind of
transitivity system does Boranesian have?

Ever since I heard of Ergative languages I've wanted to make one...


>Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 18:38:37 +0100 >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >From: Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...> >Subject: Re: cases >To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...> > >You can even be very extreme like I have been when describing >Boreanesian cases. Two cases; Core and Oblique. That's it. Reason >for this is cuz they really have multiple functions: the oblique >case is used only during oblique (non-nominative/ergative - ie., >non-Core - cases), and the core cases for "unmarked" (ie., core) >cases. 8-)))) Pragmatics plays an important role. > >-kristian- 8-) >
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