THEORY: obliques? Re: THEORY: transitivity
|Date:||Wednesday, September 22, 2004, 6:17|
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From: Rodlox <Rodlox@...>
To: Constructed Languages List <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: obliques? Re: THEORY: transitivity
> > The point is that it is not clear what a 'transitive' construction
> > really is outside of such criteria. The fact that a verb has two
> > does not automatically imply that one is a subject and one an object,
> > since in some languages various kinds of tests (passivization, e.g.)
> > show the second one to be some kind of oblique.
> out of curiosity...what is an oblique?