Random phrase…

kana ke panu kuhakoyo ka’e tsumpako yotemyaye
chief O cake cook-AG-POSS toward buy-AG give-CAUS-PST
The boss made the cook give a cake to the customer.

This is making me reexamine how direct and indirect objects work.

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  1. ah, a causative ditransitive. four arguments! trying to think about how to do this in tl’acho. one thing i’m wondering about in the kala example is why there’s only one object marker. another thing is the order of patient of ‘give’ vs. patient of ’cause’/agent of ‘give’.

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    • yeah, this one phrase is making me rethink Kala in a very new way…not sure how to handle it

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