Re: VSO language evolving from Nom/Acc to Erg/Abs
|From:||Sam Drost <fantomx11@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 23:22|
From: "Peter Bleackley" <Peter.Bleackley@...>
Sent: 05/23/06 2:52 AM
Subject: VSO language evolving from Nom/Acc to Erg/Abs
Suppose we have a language with the following features-
VSO basic word order.
Nominative/Accusative argument structure.
Verbs marked for person and number of subject.
No overt accusative marking - subjects and objects are distinguished
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