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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. Daniel Andreasson