Re: Ergative and other questions
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 17:32|
On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 05:37:55PM +0100, Carsten Becker wrote:
> I won't follow the discussion about -ee not that close anymore because now
> I've got a basical overview and for me, this is sufficient at the moment.
I only brought up -ee to point out that even the most accusative of
languages usually has some ergativity somewhere. The reverse is also true,
and it holds for things other than transitivity/ergativity: linguistic
categories are tendencies, not absolutes.
Glad the explanations helped.