Re: cases depending of nouns
|From:||Damian Yerrick <tepples@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 24, 2005, 4:44|
"# 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 willvary
> depending of the verb (and, in Fluid-S, of its volition), but arethere
> languages in which the case will vary depending of the noun used?
> Like, for example, the word "dog" might only be absolutive and theword
> "man", only nominative in intransitive clauses, making that "the dogruns"
> and "the man runs" would not use the same case without implying achange 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.)