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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 subjects? Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)