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?'
- with control.
Vaguely corresponds to the question 'by whom?'
I found this interesting. :-)