detransitivize


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For German this proposal is weakened by the existence of verbs such as erschlagen or zerstoren, which can denote a change of state caused by a natural force but which cannot detransitivize:
Why do verbs of the group in (43b) like verstummeln 'mutilate' or zerstoren 'destroy' not detransitivize? They can denote incremental processes too and obviously express a concrete activity.