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Re: Linguistic knowledge and conlanging (was Explaining linguistic...)

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 27, 2004, 4:37
From:    =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rg?= Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
> I came up with when reflecting over ergativity; when I first used > it (in Nur-ellen, the predecessor of Albic), I didn't know any > natlang with an active-stative system, and I have yet to read > about a natlang with a degree-of-volition marking system like > the Albic one.
Could you briefly describe how this works in Albic? I've always loved split-S phenomena. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637