RE: morphology question

From: Peter Phillips (
Date: Fri Feb 06 1998 - 03:46:20 EST

The problem is that English doesn't have third person imperatives. I
always tell my students that it can be translated as "let him unfasten..."
but the problem is that that sounds like a permissive rather than an
imperative. But so what!

Pete Phillips

From: Andrew Kulikovsky []
Sent: 06 February 1998 02:37
To: ''
Subject: morphology question

Excuse me for asking what I suspect is a very basic question, but
according to a paradigm table I have the verb ending -ETW indicates a
3rd person present active imperative.

I didn't know there was such a thing... What does it mean? How would
you translate, say, LUETW?


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