Mark J. Reed wrote at 2006-06-04 21:42:31 (-0400) > 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. So how is it transitive? What kind of construction is this used in? Isn't it just an antipassive?