200816Re: "Success" and "failure" in conlangs
- Feb 2, 2014On 2 February 2014 17:47, Puey McCleary <pueymccleary@...> wrote:
> It can be sometimesIf it can make you feel any better, Japanese's potential, causative and
> annoying when a causative construction and a passive construction collide,
> and deponent verbs are sometimes more trouble than they seem worth. But in
> the end it gives the language its own flavor.
passive forms are so similar to each other that it's extremely easy to
confuse them. For the ichidan verbs the potential ("to be able") and the
passive are even identical!
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