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Transitive predication

The following types of transitive verbs may be involved in a predication relation between a predicate and an argument that functions as a direct object: Aspectual verbs, including verbs like hawwe have (usually shortened to ha):

Ik haw de bân lek
I have the tire flat
I've got a flat tire

Modal verbs, including verbs like wolle want and hoege need:

Hy wol de sûpengroattenbrij kâld
he wants the buttermilk.porridge cold
He wants to have the buttermilk porridge cold

Resultative verbs, including verbs where the predication relation is established as a result of the action described by the verb:

a. Hy praat him de mûle droech
he talks him the mouth dry
He talks until his mouth gets dry
b. Hy fervet de doar grien
he paints the door green
He paints the door green

Evaluative verbs:

a. Hja fine dy politikus in sloppeling
they find that politician a weakling
They find that politician a weakling
b. Hy fynt himsels te goed foar sok wurk
he finds himself too good for such wurk
He thinks such work is beneath him


Se laket har slop
she laugh her loose
She laughed her head off

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