Ergative or Vocative?
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 5, 1999, 19:41|
Question. I'm working on some basic grammar in Tech, whatever I can at this
time. So far I have a few noun cases worked out, and I think I'm going to
decline nouns according to this scheme:
Nominative weat k@ul [wE:t, k@ulw]
Oblique stem weta- k@lu- [wEta, k@lu]
Accusative wetaam k@luam [wetam, k@luVm]
Genitive wetaun k@luun [wetaumw, k@lu:n]
Gen. of acc. wetamaun k@lumaun [wetamaunw, k@lumaunw]
Vocative? weta k@lu
So for the zero-ending, what would be more likely in a natlang -- a vocative
case or an ergative?
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