Difference between revisions of "Basque language"

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'''Basque''' is a [[language]] spoken by approximately 1 million people the [[Basque country]] in [[France]] and [[Spain]].
 
'''Basque''' is a [[language]] spoken by approximately 1 million people the [[Basque country]] in [[France]] and [[Spain]].
 
It is unusual in being a language isolate not related to the surrounding [[Indo-European language]]s.
 
It is unusual in being a language isolate not related to the surrounding [[Indo-European language]]s.
In Basque, the [[subject and predicate|subject]] of an intransitive [[verb]], or the object of a transitive one, is in the absolutive [[grammatical case|case]], while the subject of a transitive verb is marked with the ergative case. In [[Spanish]], the language is often called el euskera.
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In Basque, the [[subject and predicate|subject]] of an intransitive [[verb]] and the object of a transitive one are in the absolutive [[grammatical case|case]], while the subject of a transitive verb is marked with the ergative case. In [[Spanish]] the language is often called euskera.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:32, 14 March 2013

Basque is a language spoken by approximately 1 million people the Basque country in France and Spain. It is unusual in being a language isolate not related to the surrounding Indo-European languages. In Basque, the subject of an intransitive verb and the object of a transitive one are in the absolutive case, while the subject of a transitive verb is marked with the ergative case. In Spanish the language is often called euskera.