From: Wayne Leman (Wayne_Leman@SIL.ORG)
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 20:46:13 EDT
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From: "c stirling bartholomew" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> One last question. I have no problem understanding the citation from
> it is lucid. But I still am a little fuzzy about the citation from R.
> Could you risk (very risky!) an attempt at explaining what he means by:
> > on 5/23/01 2:00 AM, Randall Buth wrote:
> > Possibly exactly opposite the the above quote about the genitive,
> > the genitive case is LESS TRANSITIVE than the accusative, it carries
> > less weight and less content than the accusative.
> I can understand a Transitive event or degrees of transitivity when
> of clauses but the statement above does not seem to fit into this
> Saying that "the genitive case is LESS TRANSITIVE than the accusative"
> sounds like ultra high frequency apples*.
No, Clay, I don't know what Randall is referring to relating the genitive
and transitivity. Helloooo, Randal, could you explain further?
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