Re: Voice question
|From:||Muke Tever <hotblack@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 1, 2004, 0:12|
On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:45:42 +0100, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
> Quoting Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>:
>> I was using it to mean a verb without any core arguments (like in "It's
>> raining", except Ílion doesn't use a dummy subject). I think I picked up
>> the term from the Amman-îar site. I have no idea if it's a legitimate
>> grammatical term.
> I call such verbs in the Klashic languages "zero-valent". I've likewise
> got no idea whether that's kosher terminology.
On a quick glance _Describing Morphosyntax_ doesnt appear to discuss these
at all (it has a section listing "weather verbs", but no explanation or
technical terminology for them).
I spose the safest term would be "invalent"... or, to metaphor, "noble
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