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Re: 5th morphosyntactic category name?

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Monday, August 4, 2008, 23:05
On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 6:31 PM, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> Can't remember what you call the langs that make no distinctions... > > Agent, Patient, Intransitive... > > A!=P!=I Tripartite > A=P!=I Monster Raving Loony > A!=P=I Ergative > A=I!=P Accusative > A=I=P ?
Wikipedia on "Morphosyntactic alignment" says "Direct": And it seems to use the staider term "transitive" for "monster raving loony". You left out "active" (with fluid-S or static-S subtypes), where I is sometimes = S and sometimes = P depending on semantic or lexical conditions. This article seems to use the term "neutral" for A=P=I: (No, I have no idea why the irrelevant article title.) -- Jim Henry