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).
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.
It seems likely that the adverbs formed from the CP of thoon 'to do' occur with transitive verbs
and those from the CP of boon 'to be, become' with intransitive verbs.
If one were to list all the transitive verbs
involved in its construction, they would easily include "gathering," "collecting," and "sorting" (none of which, by the way, makes it onto Serra's more steroidal list of actions).
used intransitively, the muddled heaping of sub-clause on sub-clause, a profligacy with dashes, and numerous awkward expressions: all these things make Light in the Dark Room something of a chore to read, as well as obscuring the arguments it seeks to make.
This involves the use of traditional classification methods that have been trained to recognize statements as assertions when accompanied by words like "said" and "according to" and as subjective opinions when modified by transitive verbs
such as "fears," "suspects" or "suggests.
Thus it follows (if we assume that Croutons are the only relevant Spice-assigners) that a passive participle of a transitive verb
must be followed by a Crouton and furthermore that only transitive verbs
will appear in passive constructions; thus (16i) follows as a theorem.
Seven patterns are discussed; transitive verbs
selecting into -ing complements, transitive verbs
selecting out of -ing complements, intransitive verbs selecting on -ing complements, adjectives selecting to infinitive and to -ing complements, intransitive verbs selecting to infinitive and to -ing complements, nouns selecting to infinitive and to -ing complements, and intrasitive verbs selecting towards/toward - ing.
According to proponents of this view, intensional transitive verbs
such as "want," "seek," or "resemble" are actually propositional attitude verbs in disguise.
Confusingly, in OFED there are two separate entries under 'defroissier' with similar meanings, both said to be transitive verbs
, but OFED is probably correct in relating 'defroit' to 'defraindre' rather than to 'defroissier' as in Greimas.
From the fact that only sentences with transitive verbs
can be turned into the passive it must not be inferred that any sentence with a transitive verb
and a direct object can be made passive.
Note, however, that the transitive verbs
with these meanings are never used in their literal sense to refer to directed motion.