Question about case names...
|From:||Sam Bryant <sam_bryant@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 13, 1998, 6:32|
Alright. I'm making a three-way distinction in LH:
-subject of transitive verbs
-subject of intransitive verbs
-object of transitive verbs.
I'd like to call these ergative, nominative, accusative respectively. But that
will probably deeply offend people's sensibilities. I could use agentive,
nominative, accusative. But under no circumstances will I call one of my cases
agent, patient, or absolutive.
What do y'all think?