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Re: Lost in the wayside

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 5, 2000, 2:58
The Gray Wizard tleiceiç:
> The term 'subject' is itself somewhat fuzzy in ergative languages as it > implies a grammatical relationship which is less relevant to ergative > languages than it is to accusative languages.
Right, but I didn't want to get too technical, that's why I said "basically the subject of a transitive verb" to indicate that it was somewhat of a simplification.
> Syntactic ergativity is another matter.
Indeed. Uatakassí has syntactic ergativity, and I'm debating whether Roumán should or not. -- Florida: Home of Electile Dysfunction Palm Beach County: Putting the "duh" in Florida ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor