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Joanna Blaszczak (2002). Ergativit├Ąt, ergativ.

URL: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/kurse/Ergativitaet/1Sitzung.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2874&langcode=dbl (2018-04-21).

 

Example #1:

    a. uma yabu- gu bura-n                                                   (Dixon 1994:161)
    father-ABS mother-ERG see-NONFUT
    `Mother saw father'
Example #2:

    b. yabu(*-gu) miyanda-n u
    mother-ABS (*ERG) laugh-NONFUT
    `Mother laughed'
Example #3:

    c. yabu(*-gu) banaga-n u
    mother-ABS (*ERG) return-NONFUT
    `Mother returned'
Example #4:

    (17) a. uma banaga-n u
    father-ABS return-NONFUT
    `Father(S) returned'
Example #5:

    b. uma yabu-gu bura-n
    father-ABS mother-ERG see-NONFUT
    `Mother(A) saw father(O)'
Example #6:

    (22) a. uma yabu-gu bura-n
    father-ABS mother-ERG see-NONFUT
    `Mother(A) saw father(O)'
Example #7:

    b. yabu bural-a-n u (uma-gu)
    mother-ABS see-APM-NONFUT (father-DAT)
    `Mother(S) saw father'
Example #8:

    (24) a. emakumea-k emakumea ikusi du                                       (Laka 1993:151-2)
    woman-the-ERG woman-the-ABS seen has
    `The woman(A) saw the woman(O)'
Example #9:

    b. emakumea erori da
    woman-the-ABS fallen is
    `The woman(S) has fallen'
Example #10:

    c. emakumea-k barre egin du
    woman-the-ERG laugh done has
    `The woman(S) has laughed'
Example #11:

    (1)         a. ana                 banaga-n u
    we all-NOM         return-NONFUT
    `We(S) return'
Example #12:

    b. ana                 n urra-na             bura-n.
    we all-NOM         you all-ACC           see-NONFUT
    `We(A) saw you all(O)'
Example #13:

    b. uma               yabu-gu            bura-n
    father-ABS       mother-ERG see-NONFUT
    `Mother(A) saw father(O)'