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
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
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