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Re: Infinitives vs verbal nouns (WAS: Re: Celtic and Afro-Asiatic?)

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Thursday, September 15, 2005, 8:21
Andreas Johansson wrote:

>Quoting Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>: > > > >>>10) Verbal Noun (Vn: object in genitive), not Infinitive >>> (object in same case as with finite verb). >>> >>> > >Hm. By this definition, both the "infinitive" and "gerund" of Tairezazh are >Infinitives. > >
In any case the description of the 'verbal noun' is arguable. My analysis is that the genitive is a subjective genitive, the verbnoun being passive in meaning if the verb is transitive. -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY