On Sep 23, 2013, at 3:49 AM, Alex Fink <000024@...
> On Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:54:35 -0400, Ph. D. <phil@...> wrote:
>> On 9/22/2013 9:17 PM, Eric Christopherson wrote:
>>> On Sep 19, 2013, at 6:05 PM, H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...> wrote:
>>>> Speaking of animacy... I remember the first time I read about MRL
>>>> languages and wondered how on earth the speakers would be able to make
>>>> any sense of each other, since there is no way to tell who did something
>>>> to whom.
>>> All I kind find is "morphology-rich languages"; but that doesn't seem appropriate.
>> MRL = Monster Raving Loony; languages which have one form for S and
>> another for both A and P.
> http://www.frathwiki.com/Conlang_terminology#Conlang-exclusive_terms updated.
Oh! And of course there are languages where NPs aren't marked for S, A, -or- P. I recall a little bit of an example of such a language in _Describing morphosyntax_; in that language, it is at least allowed (though I'm not sure if it's preferred) to say "A girl kicked; a boy was kicked".