A tripartite case system
|From:||Trebor Jung <treborjung@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 23:52|
Since my conlang Tsán is tripartite (with agentive, patientive, and
experiencer cases, among others [what are some examples of tripartite
languages?--I just know how the concept works]), you can say
"He (agent) eats" (because he was hungry), "He (patient) eats" (because
someone caused (e.g. convinced) him to), and "He (experiencer) eats" (he is
forced to--he has no choice). Is this reasonable? If so, does it occur in
any natlangs; which ones?
"If you pulled the wings off a fly, would it then be called a walk?"