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Re: 5th morphosyntactic category name?

From:Veoler <veoler@...>
Date:Monday, August 4, 2008, 22:53
Mark J. Reed 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 ?
Analytic? "analytic" is often mentioned as a synonym of "isolating", my usage is, though, that "isolating" refers to that there are only one (or close to one) morpheme in each word, while "analytic" refers to a language where word order plays an important role, which doesn't uses cases. -- Veoler


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>