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.
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
i propose "e" /i:/ as that special AND.