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Re: cases depending of nouns

From:# 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>
Date:Sunday, July 24, 2005, 4:50
>From: Damian Yerrick <tepples@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: >Subject: Re: cases depending of nouns >Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 23:45:08 -0500 > >"# 1" <salut_vous_autre@...> wrote: > > > After reading about Garawa grammar and learning that the pronouns > > follow a nominative-accusative system and the nouns follow an > > ergative-absolutive system, it led me to think of something. > > > > In active languages, the case of the subject of intransitive verb will >vary > > depending of the verb (and, in Fluid-S, of its volition), but are >there > > languages in which the case will vary depending of the noun used? > > > > Like, for example, the word "dog" might only be absolutive and the >word > > "man", only nominative in intransitive clauses, making that "the dog >runs" > > and "the man runs" would not use the same case without implying a >change of > > volition between the two sentences? > > > > Does such thing exists? If so how is it called? > >In general this is called differential object marking based >on animacy. (Use Google.) >
Thanks, that is what I wanted to do but I was not able to do this without a word to search for and searching for "case marking nouns intransitive" could not help.. If it has a name, I must assume it already exists... There are so few things that don't exist...
>-- >Damian
- Max