From: Glen Gordon
>Credit where credit due.I endeavor to correct all my errors unlike someone.
>In view of the fact that Sumerian is an ergative language, it is not at allThat's right, sunshine. Sumerian is an *ergative* language with
>surprising or significant that it has no ***accusative***-m.
> Credit where credit due. Recognizing mistakes is the first step towards_________________________________________________________________
> The fact that Sumerian, AA and Kartvelian have no
> trace of an *m-accusative should demonstrate (along with other
> grammatical peculiarities that I could bore the list with) that
> the ending was only used as an accusative for a specific
> sub-grouping of Nostratic.
> In view of the fact that Sumerian is an ergative language, it is not at
>all surprising or significant that it has no ***accusative***-m.
> Plus, if we are to speak of an "ergative stage" in preIE, then
> why can't this ergative stage be Nostratic itself? If not
> Nostratic, when?? During the ProtoWorld stage? :P
> Yes, fie with Nostraticists, fie, I say!
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> and PROTO-RELIGION:
> "Veit ec at ec hecc, vindg� mei�i a netr allar n�o,
> geiri vnda�r . . . a �eim mei�i, er mangi veit,
> hvers hann af r�tom renn." (H�vam�l 138)