Re: Branching typologies
|Date:||Sunday, September 30, 2001, 21:07|
From: "Frank George Valoczy"
> so I'll break that
> big word down:
> 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.
megverethetnélek = I could have someone beat you up ?