ergativity at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Tendency of a language to pair the subject, or agent, of an intransitive verb with the object, or patient, of a transitive verb. This contrasts with the situation in nominative-accusative languages such as Latin or English, in which the subjects of both transitive and intransitive verbs are paired grammatically, and distinguished from the object of a transitive verb. Languages or language families that display ergativity to varying degrees include Sumerian, Caucasian languages, Eskimo-Aleut, Mayan, Australian Aboriginal languages, and many Amer. Indian languages.
ergativity at English (WD) Of Explained:
Inter: wikipedi » a
EtymologyFrom Inter: suffix » ergative|ity.
Pronunciation* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ɜː(ɹ)ˈɡə.tɪv.ɪ.ti/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /3:(r)"g@.tIv.I.ti/
NounInter: en-noun » -
TranslationsInter: trans-top » linguistic: structuring property of grammar
Inter: trans-mi » d
Inter: trans-botto » m