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Re: conjugating by object

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Monday, January 6, 2003, 22:18
On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 10:56:41PM +0100, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En réponse à "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>: > > > > > This thus constitutes an entirely separate system for grammatical > > relations, to stand beside nominative-accusative, ergative-absolutive, > > Split-S, and Fluid-S systems. > > You forgot trigger systems, a favourite of mine, which are not reductible to > any that you listed and is certainly different from the system you > explained :)) .
[snip] <shameless plug> And while we're at it, you might be curious to read about Ebisedian's case system, which is neither trigger nor accusative nor any of the accusative variants. (I don't know what to call it... maybe "symmetric"?) For a brief intro to how the Ebisedian case system works, take a peek at: </shameless plug> T -- IBM = I'll Buy Microsoft!