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Re: Branching typologies

From:laokou <laokou@...>
Date:Sunday, September 30, 2001, 21:07
From: "Frank George Valoczy"

> so I'll break that > big word down: > > megverethetnelek > > meg- : perfective > > ver : verb: beat, hit, strike > > -et: indicates that the action of the verb is to be done by a third person > > -het: indicates that the action is possible, but not necessarily certain > > -ne: (with acute on the 'e'): shows that 1st person is the one likely to > perform the action of the verb > > -l : indicates that the object of the verb is second person singular > > -ek: 1st person singular present marker
Ouch, a little rusty on the causative, I guess. I've been sitting scratching my head on "-et" for the past several minutes, even with your explanation. So, megverethetnélek = I could have someone beat you up ? Kou