Alternation ‘S/A detransitivisation’ (Uncoded)

All transitive verbs (monotransitive and ditransitive) can undergo this alternation (though examples have been entered only for a few). A is marked by the absolutive and linked to S-agreement. O stays present and in the absolutive but is not linked to an agreement position. The detransitivised frame is used when the quantity of O is indeterminate. Generally the transitive frames are more frequent than the detransitivised one, but a few verbs have it as their default due to their semantics.

Verb Meaning Verb form Basic coding frame Derived coding frame Occurs Comment # Ex.