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Re: Books for conlangers

From:Thomas Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 13, 2005, 6:09
From:    "Julia \"Schnecki\" Simon" <helicula@...>
> Ah, the Mithun book. :-D I used to recommend stacks of specific > grammars to people -- "read this Georgian grammar to learn about > ergative,
Nitpick: you won't learn much about ergative languages from Georgian. It has a case that in western languages is called "ergative", but that's a misnomer, since there is a class of intransitives that also takes that same case ending. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637


Julia "Schnecki" Simon <helicula@...>