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Re: Ergativity/Apologies

From:M. Astrand <ysimiss@...>
Date:Friday, August 15, 2003, 10:45
>--Alkuperäinen viesti-- >Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 12:14:35 +0300 >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >From: Markus Miekk-oja <fam.miekk-oja@...> >Subject: Re: [CONLANG] Ergativity/Apologies >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > > >*sigh* It seems I've not been understood (perhaps 'omit' was the wrong word, >I was referring to, what Chris Bates refer to: "... I am talking about when >there is no ommited argument to be guessed from the context."). Perhaps
>need clarify myself - I think this is a case were mr. Wittgenstein was >right. However, I'll drop from this thread.
Well, I'm truly sorry for making everyone mad, especially Chris - I did not mean to wake a useless thread from death to plague anyone nor make any point about ergativity, but obviously I didn't make that clear enough. I think I may have understood what Markus was talking about - at least I can think of a case where such a construction could be used - but it's all the same now. [/delurk] - M. Astrand "Neeba." - "Teeba?" - "Qeesvefar la:lka." - "Djo:ly." "Guess what?" - "What?" - "I've learned how to speak." - "Great." _____________________________________________________________ Kuukausimaksuton nettiyhteys: Yli 12000 logoa ja soittoääntä: