Ergative

The term ergative is used in grammar in three different meanings:

  • Ergative case
  • Ergative–absolutive language
  • Ergative verb

Other articles related to "ergative":

Split Ergativity
... Split ergativity is shown by languages that have a partly ergative behaviour, but employ another syntax or morphology—usually accusative—in some contexts ... In fact, most of the so-called ergative languages are not pure but split-ergative ...
Tagalog Grammar - Nouns (Pangngalan)
... often inaccurately labeled the nominative), indirect (which may function as an ergative, accusative, or genitive), and oblique ... It is also superficially similar to ergative languages such as those of Australia, so Tagalog has also been analyzed as an ergative language ... the English passive clause is intransitive, and likewise in ergative languages one of the voices forms an intransitive clause, whereas in Tagalog both voices are transitive, and so align ...
Nominative–accusative Language - Nominative–accusative Vs. Ergative–absolutive
... Ergative–absolutive Nominative–accusative O same different S same same A different same Nominative–accusative languages contrast with ergative–absolutive languages, which use an alignment system ... In an ergative–absolutive system, A is coded as ergative while S and O are coded as absolutive ...
Aghul Language - Grammar - Case
... There are four core cases absolutive, ergative, genitive, and dative, as well as a large series of location cases ... All cases other than the absolutive (which is unmarked) and ergative take the ergative suffix before the their own suffix ...