double accusatives

Jacob Baltuch jacob.baltuch at EURONET.BE
Fri Jul 17 18:07:37 UTC 1998

Edeltraud Harzer Clear wrote:

>I have not been watching the double accusative discusion, sorry if I have
>something, but I wanted to make a comment on the following:
>Jan Baltuch wrote:
>>Sorry if this is obvious but I don't understand this. Why two direct objects?
>>If you took as the basic analysis 'he makes/causes [Rama to see the book]'
>>where the whole clause 'Rama sees the book' would be the direct object and
>>the subject of that clause, where would there be two direct objects?
>>(Or, to stay closer to the Sanskrit, something like 'he CAUSATIVE [Rama
>>sees the book]'
>>becoming 'he makes-see [Rama -- the book]')
>The causative *darzayati* with the well-established meaning "shows,"
>behaves like a simple verb
>and takes two accusatives OR an accusative and a genitive of reference
>(in the case above *rAmasya*).

Or a dative.

Yes, if you take a look at earlier postings in this thread, you will see
that all participants are aware of this.

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