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Hi!

"Mark J. Reed" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> On 6/4/06, Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > However, I don't find this too strange: that morpheme probably makes a
> > transitive verb intransitive, which isn't strange, if the lexicon
> > entry for that verb is transitive (a reasonable default for 'to see').
>
> Nope.  The verb stays transitive, but has no object explicitly encoded
> in the verb form.   In general in Georgian the number and person of
> both the subject and object are encoded by a verbal affix.   The
> default object is 3rd person (of indeterminate number).  Other affixes
> change that default, and one option is to remove the object
> specification altogether.  My comparison to the virama was
> well-considered.

Ah, ok.  That's interesting indeed!

**Henrik