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Offline zaba

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increasing valence of a verb?
« on: March 19, 2014, 11:06:12 PM »
Question: If a suffix changes "go" to "visit", am I correct in postulating that this same suffix may be said to be increasing the valence? Is it at least a theoretically plausible explanation? Or is this a misconstrual of what it means to increase valence?

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Re: increasing valence of a verb?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 11:22:54 PM »
Yes. It may be an applicative suffix although that isn't the most canonical example of that.
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