Vocab #4 (Uatakassi)
|From:||Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 20, 2002, 15:57|
<Instrumental is used as the case of demoted absolutives in antipassive
and dative-object constructions.
Antipassive was used much more in LU. In later imperial times, it came
to be obligatory in transitive verbs, causing the instrumental to become
an accusative case, and the absolutive a nominative, with s- being a
transitivity marker. But, in early imperial times it was still a true
Care to explain this gobbledygook? At least to explain the special terms.
I'm trying to drive ignorance from my brain.