On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 19:31:48 +0200, Carsten Becker <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >2) Ayeri is a trigger language, that means fluid-S AFAIK. > The topic of a sentence can be any argument of a verb. > So is it possible, that one daugher language can > develop an nom/acc system and another one an abs/erg > system? I haven't found a tendency in Ayeri to one > of both ends yet, though. But I think because at least > the one standard version I have until now has no real > passive construction, it would tend to be accusative, > although there is a causative that makes some kind of > passive constructions possible: manŠo -> manaisa > (to invent, v. -> invented, adj.) What about this one?