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Re: Georgian

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 > well-considered.
Ah, ok. That's interesting indeed! **Henrik