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conjugation [2019/04/17 11:38]
ob [Additional remarks]
conjugation [2019/08/23 12:51] (current)
ob [Inchoative and Causative Verbs and the Middle Voice] use of term "ergative"
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 ==== Inchoative and Causative Verbs and the Middle Voice ==== ==== Inchoative and Causative Verbs and the Middle Voice ====
  
-We should consider the issues of inchoative (becoming) versus causative (making) verbs, and very similarly, the middle voice. If you know Esperanto, this corresponds to //igxi// and //igi//. The big question is: do we copy (mostly) the natlangs and just use the same verb-formsor do we make the distinction?​+We should consider the issues of inchoative (becoming) versus causative (making) verbs, and very similarly, the middle voice. If you know Esperanto, this corresponds to //igxi// and //igi//. The big question is: do we copy (mostly) the natlangs and just use the same verb-forms ​(i.e. they are "​ergative"​ verbs) ​or do we make the distinction?​
  
 I think it's dodgy to use adjectives directly as verbs. The provisional causative suffix is **-en**, so an example causative-verb phrase is: //ik troken de plat// (I'm drying the plate). For the inchoative version, the options are: I think it's dodgy to use adjectives directly as verbs. The provisional causative suffix is **-en**, so an example causative-verb phrase is: //ik troken de plat// (I'm drying the plate). For the inchoative version, the options are:
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