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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 verbs". *Muke! -- E jer savne zarjé mas ne Se imné koone'f metha Brissve mé kolé adâ.