The application of the TRANS template to its argument generates the functional schemata that are proper of transitive verbs
18) 'EX(N)' and 'OF(N)': person/place designations, abstract domains 'LIKE(N)' and 'REL(N)': person/place designations, general abstract designations 'WITH(N)': general abstract designations 'ACT(V)': intransitive verbs, transitive verbs
'PASS(V)': transitive verbs
'DIM(A)': quality adjectives
Visser's (1963) and Baron's (1971) studies are two cases in point here, since in them transitive verbs
are considered to accept both types of cognates--morphological and semantic--as complements, whereas intransitive verbs, in turn, only seem to be compatible with morphological cognates.
Example (1) confirms the fact that only transitive verbs
allow Ergative Case marker to appear on subjects.
The outdoor images were clicked primarily for the transitive verb
This regularity would be violated by their imperative forms--more or less clearly rejected by spekers' intuition--that would invariably be based on a stem alternant with an inserted vowel, corresponding to the potential transitive verb
that does not exist in these cases.
For instance, drink, which is a transitive verb
15) Syntax of transitive verbs
with non-alternating clitic "se": Juan se lava las manos.
Also, the absence of a prefix indexing an argument cannot be said to indicate that a participant is agentive, since we find both transitive verbs
whose P is not indexed by a prefix (6c) and intransitive verbs whose S is not indexed by a prefix (6d).
In this paper I show how transitivity and intransitivity are not directly related to auxiliary selection for Italian compound tenses: in Italian, while transitive verbs
only select avere, intransitive verbs can select both avere or essere.
The causee with causative verbs derived from transitive verbs
is marked with the AT suffix in all Tsezic languages except Bezhta (where it is marked with the Instrumental).
Abkhaz, causatives can be derived from both intransitive and transitive verbs
, but not from ditransitive verbs (e.
The fifth aspect treats of syntax, focusing on the verb's position in the sentence, peculiarities of intransitive verbs, how some transitive verbs
may become intransitive and finally, some syntactic and semantic issues having to do with semantic roles, how semantic relations do not coincide with the grammatical ones, how transitivity may be far away from prototypicality, especially in connection with semantic roles.
The nominative and ergative case marking on the subject are sensitive to this distinction in the past/perfective form of transitive verbs
Unaccusative verbs are intransitive; intransitive verbs are more natural than transitive verbs
because intransitive verbs code fewer core participants than transitive verbs
and are natural according to the criterion of least effort, item (b) in the list of axioms.