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Re: Trigger language?

From:Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Monday, January 20, 2003, 8:55
Teoh wrote:

> 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: New zip-file here: See especially the section "Argument structure and case marking". ObMyOwnConlang: The first versions of my Rinya worked approximately the same as Tokana. Or am I missing something? Daniel Andreasson --