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Definition of the adjective Absolutive
What does Absolutive mean as an attribute of a noun?
- [grammar] Of or pertaining to the grammatical case used to indicate the patient or experiencer of a verb’s action.
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Case 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A 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 ...
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 ...
by Larry Trask
absolutive In an ergative language, the case form which is used to mark both ...
and an unmarked absolutive ...
Verbs are inflected for person (ergative/absolutive), aspect (imperfect/perfect and present perfect), mood (optative/ imperative),
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 ...
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 ...
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1O1L1U1T1I1V4E1
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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