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Re: Patient marking in active languages

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Sunday, February 19, 2006, 1:45
Nokta Kanto per pêca:

>Ah, I see. So being an active language doesn't matter wrt assigning >transitive roles to cases.
>taliesen, carbeck: It was based on the notion of the agent being the >one that performs an action. All the verb examples describe >something that is passive for all involved parties so there would be >no agent.
This may be so with the other verbs you mentioned, but my personal experience is that riding a horse is not at all a passive activity! Nor is riding a bicycle as I see it! :-) Charlie