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Definition of the adjective Absolutive

What does Absolutive mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [grammar] Of or pertaining to the grammatical case used to indicate the patient or experiencer of a verb’s action.

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Google previewCase and Agreement in Inuit (1991)

by Reineke Bok-Bennema

The specific characteristics of Basque indicate that in this language the absolutive is an inherent Case. As mentioned in 1.3., Basque manifests an intr' ansitivity split. The examples in (54) illustrate this split once more. (54)a. Ikasle - ek harri-ak ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Ergativity (2017)

by Jessica Coon, Diane Massam, Lisa deMena Travis

expect that the generalization doesn't hold for ergative languages with Nom/Acc agreement patterns, since it seems impossible to make sense of *SVOAbs when the absolutive is a default case. 14.5.4 Summary The absolutive ...

Google previewMorphological Analysis in Comparison (2000)

by Wolfgang U. Dressler, Oskar E. Pfeiffer, Markus A. Pöchtrager, John R. Rennison

second absolutive argument, whereas, whenever the absolutive is a third person, either ED takes place or a default prefix is inserted. Following Noyer's ( 1992) analysis for Discontinous Bleeding in classical Arabic, IO Pablo Albizu 8 Luis ...

Google previewIñupiatun Uqaluit Taniktun Sivuninit/Iñupiaq to English Dictionary (2014)

Absolutive Case nouns may be possessed. An Absolutive noun with a first, second, or third person possessive ending functions either as a subject of an intransitive verb or as a direct object of a transitive verb. cannot function as a sole subject ...

Google previewAdvances in the Theory of the Lexicon (2006)

by Dieter Wunderlich

The giver in Basque eman 'give' appears in ergative case since it has potent proto-agent properties in the initial subevent, the given object occurs as an absolutive NP since it has the least proto-agent properties, while the recipient, which has ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (2008)

by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

it seems' Absolutive Contingent Precedes Past activity or one begun Speaker has not witnessed an event Speaker cannot see a designated object ar-EV Absolutive Contingent Potential Subjunctive Follows Unrealized activity Speaker will ...

Google previewAn Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl (1983)

by Frances E. Karttunen

It has its own absolutive suffix, and it forms the plural by reduplication of itself plus the addition of the plural suffix -TIN; ICHCA-TL 'sheep,' ICHCATZIN-TLI, ICHCATZITZIN-TIN 'sheep (pl.).' If the item it compounds with does not take an ...

Google previewTümpisa (Panamint) Shoshone Dictionary (1989)

by Jon Philip Dayley

pa 'an « pan about to, soon püe above pa ' an absent kee himpain absolutive (antipassive V pfx) tü- absolutive (N sfx) -pe, -pi(n), -ppü, -ppüh, -pü, -ttsi ace pusittsi ache kammah , kammanna ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

argument African-American Vernacular English ablative absolutive abstract accusafive active adjective adjective phrase adverb adverb(ial) phrase affix agreement agreement phrase agent(ive) allative aorist ...

Google previewA Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2014)

by Larry Trask

absolutive In an ergative language, thecase form which isused to markboth ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics (2013)

by R.L. Trask

absolutive /' EEbSQIUItIV/ ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

and an unmarked absolutive ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

Verbs are inflected for person (ergative/absolutive), aspect (imperfect/perfect and present perfect), mood (optative/ imperative),

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The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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