|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 15, 2003, 20:18|
Joe <joe@...> writes:> > Does this mean that there are purely accusative languages around? > > English seems pretty pure accusative.At least one element in English shows ergative behaviour: the suffix -ee. An escapee is one who escapes, but an employee is one who is employed. Jörg.
|John Cowan <cowan@...>|