[tlhIngan Hol] -moH without an object

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 07:02:47 PST 2019


On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 15:53, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 11.01.2019 um 15:30 schrieb Steven Boozer:
> > Other examples:
> >
> > *SeymoH QeH*
> > Anger excites. TKW
>
> This one also quickly came to my mind, but in both cases, the zero
> prefix includes an object: "excite" is transitive (at least in english)
> so anger does indeed scite something or somebody.
>

It may be transitive, but that doesn't mean it can't be used without an
object. The verb "eat" is transitive, but you can certainly say "he eats"
without saying what he eats. I think there's no object here: anger excites
generally, not anyone in particular.

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De'vID
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