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What is absolutive case?



Absolutive case is the case of nouns in ergative-absolutive languages that would generally be the subjects of intransitive verbs or the objects of transitive verbs in the translational equivalents of nominative-accusative languages such as English.


Absolutive case is less likely to be formally indicated on the noun than ergative case is.

  Absolutive case is a kind of

Anderson, S. 1985 181


Crystal 1985 1


Andrews, A. 1985 138

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