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Trigger Systems (was: Rating languages)

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <zsau@...>
Date:Saturday, September 29, 2001, 2:43
>Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that Tagalog was a trigger >language, and thus that terms like nominative-accusative or >ergative-absolutive didn't apply to it. Or am I mixing it with another >language?
What exactly is a trigger system? I know there was something about this in the conlang faq, but (and indeed seem to be down, so I can't check it. Tristan


John Cowan <cowan@...>