Re: Patient marking in active languages
|From:||Nokta Kanto <red5_2@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 20, 2006, 2:45|
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 14:01:53 -0500, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
>gzb has agent and patient case markers, but also several
>others, including experiencer and "topic" (which maps to
>the actual topic in many sentences, and sometimes means
>"on, about, on the subject of" (when marking the object of a
>verb like "talk" or "write", for instance), or acts as a generic
>subject case when none of the others is quite appropriate.
Interesting. The first four noun cases capture the distinctions I had in
mind... though I'll be doing something different since I have fewer cases
to work with.