|Date:||Thursday, November 18, 2004, 22:09|
----- Original Message -----
From: Kit La Touche <kit@...>
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?
ps: does it have a learn-the-grammar website?