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Re: Ergative?

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Thursday, September 27, 2001, 15:53
On Thu, 27 Sep 2001 00:02:01 -0500, Thomas R. Wier
<trwier@...> wrote:
> >There are actually some ergative languages where the ergative >marks agents of any kind, including those in passive sentences, >where we'd normally expect something called instrumental.
BTW, is there a simple criterion to distinguish the ergative construction from the passive one? Basilius


Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>