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Re: quadrivalent verb

From:David Fernandez-Nieto <yulerippo@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 9:51

>I think we could make a good argument that _buy, sell, bet_ and maybe >_trade_ could be considered tetravalent.  Each allows (but doesn't require) >maximum Agent--Patient--Dative/Source/Commitative--Amount.  Exactly how >"amount" would be treated is the question. Maybe "intrumental"?
"Amount" seems symmetrical to patient for most of these: I sell you a book for $10 = I give you a book and you give me $10. "Bet" appears to be a different structure; "amount" is here taking care of both transfer slots, while the "patient" seems more like a "topic" role than a true patient, as it is not necessarily affected by the transaction. John Vertical daf] when you say "i sell you a book for $10" = "i give you a book and you give me $10", y think that that AND is special. "and you, because of reciprocity, give me..."   i propose "e" /i:/ as that special AND.


Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>