Re: GROUPLANG: Pronouns
|Date:||Monday, October 19, 1998, 16:45|
On Mon, 19 Oct 1998, Nik Taylor wrote:
> Well, I was going to suggest a triple system like that, but I don't
> really like it very much. I see no reason to have a seperate
> intransitive case, since it never needs to disambiguated from transitive
> cases. Anyways, the case system as proposed seems too "computer-like",
> so to speak.
There is a natlang distinction between and "active" and "passive"
intransitive, though it is somewhat rare. When the moon rises,
is it raised or does it rise? (I hope that is a good example,
but I can't remember a cited one.)
I think computers will have enough trouble with this lang, BTW.