Applicative Voice ( Concept )
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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Voice Property
                              |_ Applicative Voice


Definition:

painted the door green



Language Code: mam In Northern Mam, the applicative derives transitive stems from noun roots.
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si?-wa
firewood-APPL
gather firewood

References:
England 1983:103

Language Code: kin Examples from Kinyarwanda (Bantu language spoken in Rwanda)
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a. Umugabo a-ra-andik-iiš-a umugabo íbárúwa.
man 3Sg-PRES-write-CAUS-ASP man letter
"The man is making the man write a letter."

b. Umugabo a-ra-andik-iiš-a íákármu íbárúwa.
man 3Sg-PRES-write-CAUS-ASP pen letter
"The man is writing a letter with a pen."


References:
Kimenyi 1980: 164 in Payne 1997: 190-191


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