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Re: THEORY: Undechticaetiative?

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, December 10, 2005, 19:53
Quoting Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>:

> On Sat, 10 Dec 2005 07:10:14 -0500, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> > wrote: > > > Since we've been speaking of dechticaetiativity lately, I was wondering > > if there's a name for the opposite. Is there? > > The name for systems that treat O and DO the same, and IO differently is > "dative". Confusing, but no more than using "ergative" as both a case name > and a language type name.
On the plus side, "dative" is alot easier to spell than "dechticaetiative"! Thanks. Andreas