[tlhIngan Hol] intransitivity

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 04:59:39 PST 2020

On Sun, 23 Feb 2020 at 09:07, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 22.02.2020 um 19:12 schrieb Hugh Son puqloD:
> > We also don’t actually know with certainty whether many verbs are
> > transitive or intransitive. We just use them transitively or
> > intransitively based on how we interpret their glosses.
> I am aware of that. For this reason, I follow what boQwI' does, noting
> whether the transitivity is a guess or if it is proven by canon.

People read more significance into the transitivity field in {boQwI'} than
they should. The reason it's there is because it simplifies (or at least
was intended to simplify) the logic for the grammar analysis. It was
originally even hidden from view.

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