Re: W's take on the Universals
|From:||Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 15, 2000, 8:46|
> Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 02:41:30 -0400
> From: Nik <fortytwo@...>
> > 1. In declarative sentences with nominal subject and object, the dominant
> > order
> > is almost always one in which the subject precedes the object.
> Check. Normal order is VEA (Ergative & absolutive), with a good deal of
> freedom in relative placing of Erg and Abs.
That doesn't answer the question. Does W have ergative or absolutive
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)