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Re: Re : transitivity

From:Daniel Andreasson <noldo@...>
Date:Thursday, May 27, 1999, 12:22
Mathias Lassailly a =E9crit:

> Daniel:=20 > > I've been thinking about making a lang which distinguishes > > between zero-transitive, intransitive, transitive and=20 > > ditransitive=20 > > Do you have any comments?
> Only very trivial things :=20 > You could check all possible "transitive" and "ditransitive" maps. =
They are=20
> quite a few, but as Matt said a few days ago : with three dozens of=20 > "preverbs" (or cases) you round up the bunch of them.=20 >=20 > OFF TOPIC ("me too" lines) : > I don't use "transitive" nor "ditransitive" verbs or cases anymore. I =
> three dozen specific preverb-cases (they could be semantically =
"refined" into=20
> thousands). As Sally said, they could be English verbs like "to get", =
> put", "to do", etc. :
< snipped great examples > Not trivial to me. I haven't come as far as you in my conlanging efforts and I think I'll stick to the good ol' cases a while longer, but this is something I'll definitely have to take a closer look at. Daniel Andreasson