Re: Does this noun system break ANADEWism?
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 13, 2004, 19:27|
Peter Bleackley wrote at 2004-01-13 12:40:22 (+0000)
> Does anything like this exist in real life? It's a kind of
> extension of ergativity.
> There exists one case which expresses the subject of an
> intransitive sentence, the object of an transitive sentence, and
> the indirect object of a ditransitive sentence. Another case
> expresses the subject of a transitive sentence or the object of a
> ditransitive sentence. A third case expresses the subject of a
> ditransitive sentence.
Well, I don't know for sure that such a thing doesn't exist - but it's
not listed in the diagrams of types of ditransitive clause here:
It seems that the subject of a ditransitive clause is pretty much
always treated the same as the subject of a monotransitive, and not
united with either of the objects of a ditransitive. The first case
mentioned (linking S, P and R) does occur (the example given is Quebec
I'm trying to imagine how such a system could develop, but nothing
comes to mind.