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Robert B nevesht:
>"H. S. Teoh" writes:
> > How would you describe such an odd system? :-)
>
>that's sort of like the case system that i came up with for Old Kontoko,
>but i haven't taken the time to even name the cases!  in Kontoko, the
>original case system has changed quite a bit.  the case system in Kontoko
>is sort of a jumbled mess of nominative-accusative, ergative-absolutive,
>split-S, fluid-S, tripartite, whatever it's called when P and A are
>marked the same and S is marked differently, and some other stuff.  that
>makes it really hard to explain without explaining Old Kontoko and the
>explaining all the changes from Old Kontoko to Kontoko.
>BTW, what would you call a system like this (the cases are labelled a, b,
>c, etc. because i'm not sure what to call them):
>
>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?
>
Symmetrical, cf. Tibetian




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