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Re: Reflexive & Reciprocal Marked on the Verb

From:Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>
Date:Friday, September 5, 2008, 1:34
On Tue, 2 Sep 2008 12:38:05 -0400, 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?
(cross-posted) I have a newish exolang that I've been playing with on and off, called klop, for lack of something better. It doesn't have any phonology or vocabulary, so I have to use cryptic abbreviations mixed with English glosses. k>l see. "I see you." (direct voice) k<l see. "You see me." (inverse voice) kRl see. "We see each other." (reciprocal voice) mX see. "We see ourselves." (reflexive voice) To answer a question you didn't ask: q=k. "Who are you?" k=n cat. "I am a cat." p=a eggman. "They are the eggmen." Jeff