[Lingtyp] "become"

David Gil gil at eva.mpg.de
Fri Jul 3 13:59:07 UTC 2015

Greetings, typologists, from the New Guinea Bird's Head.

Does anybody know of any cross-linguistic studies examining the 
historical sources and etymologies of words or affixes that mean "become"?

Alternatively, is anybody familiar with cases in which a word meaning 
"become" has its origin in a word meaning "make"/"do"?



David Gil

Department of Linguistics
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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