|From:||Matthew Kehrt <matrix14@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 27, 2001, 2:17|
I have a case in my lang, Eviendadhail, which I used to think was
ergative, but, after reading more about ergativity, I'm now unsure.
This case indicates the thing used to perform the action. For example,
I could say, without using this case:
Éyaverog silen negeth.
The boy killed the jabberwock.
Or, I could say:
Ilelés éyaverog silen negeth.
The boy killed the jabberwock with a sword.
This case indicates the sword, that is, the tool used to perform the
verb. Does anyone know what this is called, if anything?