MeN--kan adjectives in Indonesian (2)

Waruno Mahdi mahdi at
Wed Jun 20 18:21:22 UTC 2001

Oops, hardly had I sent off my response, there came Ben Zimmer's (with
which I generally agree), and that brought me to another idea:

>>From the point of view of "transitivizing effect", the suffix -i is
equal to the suffix -kan, so one should also test di-...-i forms

- Itu sangat disenangi orang 'That is very much liked'
- perbuatan yang disenangi itu 'the deed which is generally liked'

Aloha,   Waruno

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