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R: Re: erg/abs; verbs.

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Thursday, March 16, 2000, 18:13
Tim wrote:
> Not too long ago, I read Winfred P. Lehmann's recent book on Indo-European > (I can't find it right now, so I can't give you a citation), and he argued > that at some stage in its history, Proto-IE was an active language and > _did_ mark case on nouns (-s for agent and -m for patient).
*Every* Indoeuropean language uses those endings: Latin has NOM lupus ACC lupum Greek has NOM kalòs ACC kalòn < *kalòm Sanskrit the same and so on. Luca Mangiat