Re: More verb terminology
|From:||Marcus Smith <smithma@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 2, 2000, 17:04|
Matt McLaughlin wrote:
> Now if I want to replace
>these clauses with a participle, they have to be marked for the appropriate
>lyere k istuï nd
>"a teaching woman"
>lyere r istuï nd
>"a woman being taught"
>What is the term for the participle's quality of being of a particular case
>depending on the noun it's meant to replace? What should I call this kind
My gut reaction would be to say k- and r- here aren't marking case. The
other affixes on the noun phrase were all suffixes or enclitics. These are
prefixes or proclitics, and have different forms.
I would say that this isn't marking case, but valency. K- looks like a
causative participal marker, and r- looks like a stative participle marker.
I think I would borrow a term from Tlingit studies and call this class of
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