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From:Rodlox <rodlox@...>
Date:Thursday, November 18, 2004, 22:09
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From: Kit La Touche <kit@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: ergative + another introduction

> ok, ergativity is my obsession, and here's my understanding:
> syntactic ergativity, on the other hand, is much rarer - it's attested > in dyirbal (an austronesian language, pronounced like gerbil, which > amuses me *still*)
two questions -- where in Austronesia is/was Dyirbal spoken? &, aside from Syntactic Ergativity, what other fun stuff does it and-or its language subfamily (its closer relations within the broad Austroneasian Family) have? *curious* ps: does it have a learn-the-grammar website? thanks.


Herman Miller <hmiller@...>