Re: 'Yemls Cases - Comments?
|From:||Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 20, 2003, 17:07|
> > Your system really looks like a Split-S or Fluid-S system.
> That's a bonus, finding that out. I wasn't sure which type of system it
> was. Although I can follow the explanations about active systems, I can't
> tell if they apply to 'Yemls, for some reason.
It's not really a split-S system, since that kind of system
only applies to intransitive sentences and the transitive
ones work as usual. Your system looks a bit like a combo of
a split system and a semantic marking system. If I were you,
I'd check out "Ergativity" by Dixon. There's a lot of things
similar to your system described in the beginning of that book.