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
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