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Re: THEORY: What is an active language (was Re: Active case-marking natlangs)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 6, 2001, 14:27
On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 01:21:05AM -0800, Marcus Smith wrote:
> You clearly paid very little attention to what I had to say on the matter. > As I said when we discussed activity before, Chickasaw is certainly active, > and it certainly has a case system. But the active marking is distinct from > the case system -- the two co-occur in the same language, and have very > little to no influence on each other.
[snip] Could you expand on this distinctness a bit? It caught my eye that active marking can be simultaneous and separate from the case system. Are you saying that nouns have two kinds of markings, syntactic (case) and semantic (active)? T -- The most powerful one-line C program: #include "/dev/tty" -- IOCCC