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Fluid-S/Active Lang Qthen|gai: Case Split

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 21, 2004, 17:49

I just wanted to inform you that in my conlang Qthen|gai, I found out
that the active structure (fluid-s) also influences non-core cases.
The language has two core arguments to predicates: the agent and the
patient (quite typical for such a language).

The assignment of agent/patient is based on control in Qthen|gai.

Very recently I found out that consequently I have to split the
'causative' adjunct case, too, depending on whether the causer has
control or not.  Therefore, there are now two causative cases:

    causative proper case
        - without control.
          Vaguely corresponds to the question 'for what reason?'

    agitative case
        - with control.
          Vaguely corresponds to the question 'by whom?'

I found this interesting. :-)