what to make of the Spanish IRSE?

Hannu Tommola Hannu.Tommola at UTA.FI
Wed Sep 17 08:04:50 UTC 2014

Dear Sergey,

    What do you think of the Russian -sja in, for example, _projti-s'_? The
"reflexive" marker has various functions in Slavic, too.


    Quoting Sergey Lyosov <sergelyosov at INBOX.RU>:
> Dear typologists,
> what do you think –se is doing on the Spanish irse  ‘to go away, to  
> leave’? How come a reflexive marker on a detransitive verb of motion?
>   Sergey  

Hannu Tommola
    Professor emer. of Russian Language (Translation Theory and Practice)
    School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
    FIN-33014 University of Tampere, Finland
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