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Re: Reflexive & Reciprocal Marked on the Verb

From:Michael Poxon <mike@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 18:03
Omina has a reflexive suffix -kse which can be combined with a conjugated
preposition to give the idea of reciprocity:

Using enki "hit":
enki irekse = "They hit themselves" (i.e., A hits A, B hits B)
enki irekse 'rea = "They hit each other" (i.e., A hits B, B hits A), using
the preposition e ("across, over") which takes the locative case, thus
literally "They hit across them")
> > However, this system can't tell "reflexive" apart from "reciprocal". > > That is, "Jack and Jill (each) kissed themselves" and "Jack and Jill > kissed each > other" have the same agreement-markers on the verb. > > How do your 'langs (whether nat- or con-) handle this?


Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>