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Re: Reflexive & Reciprocal Marked on the Ver

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Friday, September 5, 2008, 16:13
On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Eldin Raigmore
<eldin_raigmore@...> wrote:

> How do your 'langs (whether nat- or con-) handle this? > Do they just not distinguish "reflexive" from "reciprocal"?
gzb has separate reflexive and reciprocal verb suffixes, although it doesn't otherwise mark object on the verb (marking subject on the verb is optional, usually done only when there is no explicit subject elsewhere in the clause). Esperanto marks reflexive with the reflexive pronoun "si" in the accusative, Ili kisis sin. They-NOM kissed themselves-ACC. The reciprocal is: Ili kisis unu la alian. They-NOM kissed one-NOM the other-ACC. -- Jim Henry Conlang fluency survey -- there's still time to participate before I analyze the results and write the article