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Applicative verbs and applicative construction in the Bantik language

Utsumi, Atsuko


This paper aims to describe applicative verbs and applicative constructions in Bantik, a West Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The applicative prefix paN- is attached to ‘double-voiced’ verb bases, that is, verbs which have two voice forms. Double-voiced verbs in Bantik take two arguments, and when the prefix paN- is attached they take one more argument, a nominal denoting either location or instrument.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-07-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 5 (2012): 107-125


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