Re: Question about transitivity/intransitivity
|From:||Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 1, 2003, 20:34|
My apology for taking so long to get back to this. Much has been happening
in my personal life.
>So, "acquired" means "active, non-habitual"?
>>>>t- = habitual, frequent, associative
>>>>ts- = intrinsic
>>>>r- = intransitive
>>>>y- = generic/nomic
>That's an interesting system. So, it differentiates between habitual and
>non-habitual aspect, but not perfective and imperfective?
I hadn't actually intended to start a discussion about Bez Dis'z, but I'll
put together an overview which might be of interest.
For Bes culture, habitual/non-habitual is more important that
perfective/imperfective, but one can make something perfective by suffixing
"sh" [S] if that is deemed significant.
sitís [sItI_Hs]- I talk/am talking
sitís'sh [sIt_HsVS] - I talked/was talking
though to emphasize that he had completed, a Pes might say
hàsh sitís [ha_LS sItI_Hs] - (completed modifer) I tallk/am talking.
(Am I placing these tone marks in the right place? the 1st word has low
tone; the 2nd, high tone.)
Sorry, I'm not trying to be confusing. I had originally intended Bes Dis'z
as a language difficult to use, yet soon it became more favored than my
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