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Re: Ergative?

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Friday, September 28, 2001, 18:37
On Fri, 28 Sep 2001 13:58:28 -0400, The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>

>> From: Vasiliy Chernov
>> Actually, split-ergativity makes the distinction easier, since there are >> no split passives... or am I wrong? > >Depends on the criteria for the split. In my conlang, amman iar, the split >is made along an animacy continuum causing speech-act pronouns to take a >nom/acc paradigm.
>If you coupled this with an ERG/INS conflation (and perhaps a ACC/INS >conflation?? Hmmm?), I think you wind up with the same level of ambiguity.
Yes, I see your point. Your examples from Amman-iar sound enough natural to me... Basilius