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CONLANG  December 2008, Week 1

CONLANG December 2008, Week 1

Subject:

[ZBB] Non-core-case pronouns as S in intransitive constructions?

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Carsten Becker <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 2 Dec 2008 22:34:44 +0100

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Hi,

As indicated in the header, this is a crossposting from the ZBB¹:

> Ayeri has kind of a Fluid-S alignment with regards to which 
> cases/roles can act as S in transitive sentences. Up to now however 
> intransitive sentences have been restricted to S=A (≙ active voice) 
> and S=P (≙ passive voice), but looking at my conlang's rather large 
> pronoun table² I wonder whether the non-core-case pronouns (in this 
> case the columns after "Patient" although I reckon the 
> Benefactive/Dative as core case) could be used just as well, and which 
> outcome