|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 5, 2006, 14:10|
"Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> writes:
> On 6/4/06, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> > However, I don't find this too strange: that morpheme probably makes a
> > transitive verb intransitive, which isn't strange, if the lexicon
> > entry for that verb is transitive (a reasonable default for 'to see').
> Nope. The verb stays transitive, but has no object explicitly encoded
> in the verb form. In general in Georgian the number and person of
> both the subject and object are encoded by a verbal affix. The
> default object is 3rd person (of indeterminate number). Other affixes
> change that default, and one option is to remove the object
> specification altogether. My comparison to the virama was
Ah, ok. That's interesting indeed!