• Dutch
  • Frisian
  • Afrikaans
Show full table of contents
Activity verb used for a change of location
quickinfo

In case an activity verb is used to indicate a change of topical location, it behaves as an unaccusative verb.

readmore

In case an activity verb is used to indicate a change of topical location, it behaves as an unaccusative verb. Therefore there are minimal pairs like the following:

Example 1

a. Watze hat in oere lang op en del sprongen
Watze has an hour long up and down jumped
Watze jumped up and down for an hour
b. Watze is yn 'e feart sprongen
Watze is in the canal jumped
Watze jumped into the canal

In the first example the verb is used as an activity verb. Activity verbs are framed as not involving a change in topical location. In the second example the verb is used in a frame involving a change of location.

References:
    Suggestions for further reading ▼
    phonology
    • Dutch
    • Frisian
    • Afrikaans
    Show more ▼
    morphology
    • Dutch
    • Frisian
    • Afrikaans
    • Conversion
      [60%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation
    • -er (nominal)
      [57%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Nouns > Nominal suffixes
    • Particle verbs
      [56%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Compounding
    • Separable complex verbs (SCVs)
      [56%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Compounding
    • -el
      [56%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Verbs > Verbal suffixes
    Show more ▼
    syntax
    • Dutch
    • Frisian
    • Afrikaans
    • Inflection and derivation
      [61%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Verbs and Verb Phrases > 1. Characterization and classification
    • Question-word NP
      [61%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Adjective Phrases > Complementation > Type of NP in PP and linear order
    • Root semantics
      [60%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Verbs and Verb Phrases > 1. Characterization and classification > 1.5. Tense, modality and aspect > 1.5.2. Modality
    • Mood
      [59%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Verbs and Verb Phrases > 1. Characterization and classification
    • Inf-nominalization (Infinitival nominals)
      [58%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 1. Characterization and classification > 1.3 Derivation of nouns > 1.3.1. Deverbal nouns
    Show more ▼
    cite
    print