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Unaccusative verbs
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Unaccusative subjects characteristically occur with verbs denoting a process with a relatively passive participant, such as oankommearrive or fallefall. The perfect tense of such verbs is formed with the aspectual verb wêzebe.

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The perfect tense of unaccusative verbs is formed with wêzebe and not with hawwehave:

Example 1

a. De trein is oankommen
the train is arrived
The train has arrived
b. *De trein hat oankommen
the train has arrived
The train has arrived
c. It jonkje is fallen
the boy is fallen
The boy has fallen
d. *It jonkje hat fallen
the boy has fallen
The boy has fallen

The perfect participle of unaccusative verbs can be used as an attributive modifier of a noun:

Example 2

a. De niis oankommen trein
the just arrived train
The train which just arrived
b. It fallen jonkje
the fallen boy
The fallen boy
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