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Re: GROUPLANG: Pronouns

From:charles <catty@...>
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.