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
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
(No, I have no idea why the irrelevant article title.)