|From:||The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 29, 2002, 20:47|
> From: The RipperDoc
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 2:12 PM
> To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU
> Subject: Ergative?
> A short, simple question: what's ergative/absolutive?
> I've seen it mentioned several times, and I've looked the words up in a
> lingustic glossary, but I seem to fail to understand it :-) Please give
> examples, I'm still very much of an amateur.
See an extended description of ergativity on my site at
David E. Bell
The Gray Wizard
Wisdom begins in wonder.