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On Sun, Jan 19, 2003 at 11:43:54PM -0500, Robert B Wilson wrote:
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> I(b) went store(c)
> 'I went to the store'
>
> he(a) went I(b) store(c)
> 'he took me to the store'
>
> I(a) gave he(b) book(c)
> 'I gave him the book'
>
> what would you call that?
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Interesting. From the examples you gave above, I'd guess that (a) is a bit
like a causative case, (c) seems like a regular object (accusative) case.
(b) is a bit of an oddball, it behaves like a patient case when (a) is
present, and like an absolutive(?) when (a) is absent.


T

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