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Re: 'Yemls Cases - Comments?

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Friday, February 21, 2003, 11:09
Daniel Andreasson {Msgr uEi jsK}

> Christophe: > > > > Your system really looks like a Split-S or Fluid-S system. > > Jeff: > > > 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
> to intransitive sentences and the transitive ones work as usual.
That explains why I couldn't figure it out, then. I'm not sure I have any words (other than pronouns) that can only head intransitive sentences.
> 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
> of that book. > > Daniel Andreasson
That's already on the list of books to look for if I ever get to a library. I'll put it at the start of the list :-) The public libraries here don't have much but sometimes they surprise me. Jeff {Jfl} P.S. I'm having trouble reading accessing the LISTSERV site, so I had to copy and paste from cache ... I'm going to try to set my subscription to mail temporarily but may not see any immediate replies until much later ....