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  • n. Plural form of causative.


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  • What is more, even when this distinction has been drawn, the denotations of the gerundive phrases often remain ambiguous, especially when the verbs whose nominalizations appear in these phrases are causatives.


  • If the fundamental causatives are not addressed, history will repeat itself like it almost did with the women's wing in recent history.

    Zimbabwe Telegraph and ZimDaily Forums

  • Part 3 suggests reasons for preferring the serial causatives.

    Far Outliers

  • Innovative causatives derived from causative serial constructions appear to have supplanted to varying degrees the inherited prefix

    Far Outliers

  • Reflexes of serial causatives in New Guinea Oceanic languages

    Far Outliers

  • Moreover, the two groups of innovative causatives are in complementary distribution in Papua New Guinea and both differ from the causative pattern commonly found in Oceanic languages elsewhere.

    Far Outliers

  • It shows up as a transitive verb in Huon Gulf serial causatives and incorporated-object constructions; as the only classificatory prefix without an independent verb counterpart in Manam; and as an almost meaningless, general causative prefix in almost every Papuan Tip language.

    Far Outliers

  • Part 2 outlines the replacement pattern of serial causatives.

    Far Outliers

  • Under that regrettable rubric (regrettable particularly because some of the causatives are in fact factitives!), I impart the following:

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol II No 2

  • for the causatives there's the suffixes -nu and -ahh, first for mi verbs, second for hhi verbs.

    Thoughts on the early Indo-European subjunctive 1ps ending


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