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Re: Ergative?

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? > > > Hello! > 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 Stay curious, David David E. Bell The Gray Wizard AIM: GraWzrd Wisdom begins in wonder.