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The enigma of the origin of non-canonical subject marking in the world's languages has been met with two competing hypothesis: the OBJECT-TO-SUBJECT Hypothesis and the OBLIQUE SUBJECT/SEMANTIC ALIGNMENT Hypothesis (cf. Eythórsson & Barðdal 2005) . The present paper argues in favor of the Oblique Subject/Semantic Alignment Hypothesis, presenting five sets of cognate predicates in the early/archaic Indo-European daughter languages that occur in the Oblique Subject Construction, cognate sets thatdoi:10.1163/22105832-13030101 fatcat:f7i2dlhtebhchjuvktszck7pdm