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Re: Reflexive & Reciprocal Marked on the Verb

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Sunday, September 7, 2008, 22:48
> Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...> wrote: > > How do your 'langs (whether nat- or con-) handle this? > Do they just not distinguish "reflexive" from "reciprocal"? > Do they distinguish it by marking the verb with, say, a "voice" > or "version" of "reflexive" or "reciprocal" (not the same)? > Or do they mark the difference elsewhere in the clause, say by > either a reflexive pronoun or a reciprocal pronoun or both? >
Senjecas has a reflexive pronoun 'potyus.' mus potyum per kusa = I kissed myself. sus potyum per kusa = he kissed himself. 'potyus' is also the intensive pronoun when used attributively. potyu mus anthom per kusa = I myself kissed the flower. The reciprocal pronoun is 'anyanyuso.' It is found only in the genitive and accusative cases. sues anyanyun per kusa = they kissed each other. Charlie