R: Re: erg/abs; verbs.
|Date:||Thursday, March 16, 2000, 18:13|
> 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.