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.
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