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Re: Sidaan Verbal System

From:Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 21, 2005, 11:16
> > What is the difference between a beneficiary and an indirect object? >
I would guess that the difference he means is one between a recipient and a beneficiary. I can certainly differentiate the two, and so does English for the most part for that matter: I sent the letter to him != I sent the letter for him Unlike most Romance languages and many other languages, English doesn't generally allow a beneficiary to be marked by "to" on its own, although of course you can form constructions involving "to" to indicate a beneficiary, eg "to his benefit".