Re: Split-Ergativity Madness
|From:||Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 5, 2001, 16:21|
On Thu, 4 Oct 2001 13:43:52 -0400, Amber Adams <amber@...> wrote:
>A couple of people have pointed out that it's Iranian (IE), so I'm going
>to guess, then, that the relation between Hindi and Kurdish is the reason
>they share this feature. I wonder if any of the other IE languages of this
>general part of the world have ergativity oddities? Farsi, etc...
>Of course, if not, it could just be a coincidence. ;)
AFAIK, all or nearly all of the modern Indo-Iranian langs either are or
once used to be (split or non-split) ergative. Still can be a coincidence
(since Sanskrit and IIRC Avestan are not ergative).