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Re: Trigger language?

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, January 17, 2003, 14:32
En réponse à Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>:

> > No, those would be "tripartite". A and S and P are all marked > differently.
I didn't know this name! D'you know an example of tripartite language? Unless I misinterpreted you, and you meant languages
> which mark P and A alike and S differently.
Nope, although that'd be neat :)) .
> > And I think you should have had some examples in your long > (even for you, Christophe! ;) but good mail.
I was expecting somebody like you to do it for me ;))))) . Let me add some.
See? ;))))
> + NOMINATIVE-ACCUSATIVE: > > I:NOM see the fox:ACC > A P > > I:NOM sleep. > S/A > > + ERGATIVE-ABSOLUTIVE: > > I:ERG see the fox:ABS > A P > > I:ABS sleep. > S/P > > + ACTIVE: > > I:AGT see the fox:PAT > A P > > I:PAT sleep. > S/P > > I:AGT run. > S/A >
That's only for Split-S? + FLUID-S: I:AGT see the fox:PAT A P I:AGT run (willingly). S/A I:PAT run (I can't control my legs!!!! ;))) ). S/P Do I understand the concept correctly? And for trigger languages and languages based on animacy: + TRIGGER: I:TRG see:AGT the fox:PAT ("as for me, I see the fox") I:AGT see:PAT the fox:TRG ("as for the fox, it is seen by me") + ANIMACY: I see the fox (NO MARKING) The fox sees:INV me. (INVERSE MARKING)
> > Georgian is actually even active. (In Series II, classes 2 and 3 to > be precise. :) >
Split-S or Fluid-S? ;)))) Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.