tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Oct 01 11:41:07 2009
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Re: The meaning of -moH
David Trimboli (email@example.com)
> In a message dated 10/1/2009 14:09:55 Eastern Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> Patient: undergoes the action and has its state changed (e.g., The
>> falling rocks crushed the car)...
> Which are you calling the patient, the falling rocks or the car? Both have
> their states changed, and "undergoes the action" is really vague.
The car is the patient in that sentence; it is crushed. The falling
rocks do not change their state in the sentence. You may logically infer
that they do, but the sentence doesn't say it. The rocks happen to have
the role of "force."
See the article "thematic relation" at Wikipedia for a summary:
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