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Anadewism? Reflexive case

From:Estel Telcontar <estel_telcontar@...>
Date:Thursday, January 20, 2005, 5:16
I just had an interesting conlang feature idea, inspired by my syntax
The textbook points out that (in English) *Dantes accused can't be
interpreted so that Dantes is both the accuser and the accused.

Now, I know that some languages have reflexive verbs that indicate that
the subject is also the object.

But what if a language marked this by having a morpheme that was like a
case marker that indicated that an argument was both subject and
object, called, say, "Reflexive case"?

For example, as in the following spur-of-the-moment sketch:
Skampa (a name)
Epsi (another name)
kalte (accuse)
Nominative case: no suffix
Accusative case: -ma
Reflexive case: -kin
(Free word order)

Skampa accuses Epsi:
Skampa kalte Epsima ~ Epsima kalte Skampa ~ kalte Skampa Epsima (etc.)

Epsi accuses Skampa:
Skampama kalte Epsi ~ Epsi kalte Skampama ~ kalte Skampama Epsi (etc.)

Skampa accuses himself:
Skampakin kalte ~ kalte Skampakin

Epsi accuses himself:
Epsikin kalte ~ kalte Epsikin

Anyone know of an ANADEWism for this?


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Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>