That's minor weirdness, though, compared to what Neal Whitman got when he imagined what English would look like if it were an ergative language. And then he upped the ante by extending it to the antipassive.
This is a fun game. We could extend it with pretty much any recherche construction we wanted. What, for example, would English look like if it were highly agglutinative and had only nouns and verbs, like Tamil?