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Re: Core Cases (was Re: Ditransitivity (again!))

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 22:56
On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:47:59PM +0100, takatunu wrote:
> How do you deal with verbs of elaboration and transformation? > > make: maker, thing made > sculpt: sculpter, scultped material, sculpture
[snip] The paradigm for these types of verbs usually employs the conveyant case for the thing undergoing creation or transformation, and the receptive case for the final product. Examples: create: creator(org/instr), created thing(cvy) make/build: builder(org/instr), raw materials(cvy), building(rcp) (you could understand these verbs to mean "mold X into Y") sculpt: sculptor(org), material(cvy), sculpture(rcp) T -- People tell me I'm stubborn, but I refuse to accept it!