|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 15, 2003, 20:37|
Quoting Joe <joe@...>:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andreas Johansson" <andjo@...>
> To: <CONLANG@...>
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 7:15 PM
> Subject: Re: Ergativity
> > Does this mean that there are purely accusative languages around?
> English seems pretty pure accusative. I don't know enough about Ergative
> languages to give an example of one of them, but from what I've heard,
> Basque is a good example of a pure Ergative lang...
"This soup sells well" et sim have been quoted as proof that English is part-