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Re: Ergative to Nominative Transition

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, September 28, 2000, 2:33
"Anthony M. Miles" wrote:
> > Does the following transition seem likely?
Only one problem - how'd the nouns acquire the nominative and accusative endings? Another likely change would simply be the ergative being extended in use to the subject of intransitive verbs, thus becoming a nominative function. -- Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos God gave teeth; God will give bread - Lithuanian proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor