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Re: Help with grammar terms

From:Daniel Andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 5, 2000, 22:59
Nicole asked about active langs.

Afaik, active langs use case to mark semantic
roles. So the 'agent' for instance always get marked
with the ergative case no matter if it is the
subject or object of the verb, and the 'patient'
and 'theme' might be marked with absolutive regardless
of its syntactic function.

I have this feature in my conlang Rinya, but if
you want a really good example, I'd recommend
Matt Pearson's conlang Tokana. You find it at

Hope that helps.

/ Daniel