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Re: Patient marking in active languages

From:Nokta Kanto <red5_2@...>
Date:Saturday, February 18, 2006, 22:20
> As far as I can see, > the treatment of transitive verbs that don't map well onto the > agent/patient pattern is going to be much the same as in accusative or > ergative languages.
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.