Re: 5th morphosyntactic category name?
|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" 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.