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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. -Mark