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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:34 pm 
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Jetboy wrote:
Do languages which tend to lexicalize path also tend to have verbs like "be in" or "be under" instead of ones like "sit" or "stand"?
Could you elaborate on that? I don't understand your question as you worded it...

Do you mean, if they have static verbs with location lexicalized? ("to be under", "to be on top", etc.)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:40 am 
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Renaçido wrote:
Do you mean, if they have static verbs with location lexicalized? ("to be under", "to be on top", etc.)

Yeah, I think that's what I mean. So instead of lexicalizing the body position (the "manner" in which one occupies a space), like sitting, standing, kneeling, etc., do languages that lexicalize path tend to have verbs like being in, being above, being next to, etc.? So, for example, instead of saying something like "the bottle lay in the cave", would those languages say something closer to "the bottle was in the cave lying"?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:42 pm 
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French/Spanish and Arabic don't at least, but who knows if others do...

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