Re: Fifth morphosyntactic category?
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 7:57|
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 00:30, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> Can't remember what you call the ones that make no distinctions...
> Agent, Patient, Intransitive...
> A!=P!=I Tripartite
> A=P!=I Monster Raving Loony
> A!=P=I Ergative
> A=I!=P Accusative
> A=I=P ?
"The clairvoyant's option", at least according to
http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/ranto/r.html (which is where I
assume you got the label "Monster Raving Loony" from).
I'm not sure what JBR's F) is called -- is that fluid-S? (Where a
voluntary experiencer is treated like an agent, an involuntary one
like a patient.)
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>