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Re: Ergativity

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- ergative. Andreas


Muke Tever <muke@...>