Re: Trigger language?
|From:||Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 20, 2003, 8:55|
> How would you describe such an odd system? :-)
Isn't this simply a kind of semantic case marking system
(as opposed to syntactic marking systems), as described in the book "Ergativity"
by Dixon? I believe Matt Pearson's Tokana has a similar system.
Old html-version here: http://mpearson.narod.ru/tok.toc.html
New zip-file here: http://www.wolframite.net/content.html
See especially the section "Argument structure and case
ObMyOwnConlang: The first versions of my Rinya worked approximately the same as Tokana.
Or am I missing something?