ERIC Number: ED368205
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Publication Date: 1992-Mar
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The Setswana i(n) Verbal Prefix.
Chebanne, Andy M.
The Setswana language possesses a verbal prefix that, according to some grammarians of the language such as D. T. Cole, is categorized as the reflexive prefix, closely allied to objectival concords. If the morphology suggests that this morpheme be characterized as a reflexive object prefix, it does not always give expected results in its semantic and syntactic role. The notion of reflexive object signifies that the referent of the subject term of the transitive verbal form cumulates the two roles normally devolving to two distinct participants respectively represented by the subject and the object. (MDM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on African Languages (23rd, East Lansing, MI, March 26-29, 1992).