Conlang/Advanced/Grammar

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Advanced/Grammar
Alignment
 

This section covers advanced topics in grammar.

What's in this section?[edit]

The parts of this section are:

  • Aligning arguments: Morphosyntactic alignment — including theta roles, nominative-accusative, absolutive-ergative, split-ergative, Austronesian, active-stative, trigger, dechticaetiative.
  • Forming words: Different strategies — including isolation/agglutination/inflection/fusion, polysynthesis, incorporation, oligosynthesis.
  • Constraints on natural languages: Things that all natural-language grammars seem to have in common.
  • Destroying the noun/verb distinction: Different ways to bend or break one of the most prominent constraints on natural languages.
     
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