Blog Post · BURN (and other verbs)
Posted On Thursday 5 January 2012 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)
TRANSITIVE. All verbs that make sense to be transitive are transitive (and only transitive). Basically, if something can be used transitively in any other language and make sense, it is transitive (and only transitive) in Timlan. This isn't a concrete definition; we might decide to modify the dictionary to clarify on a word-by-word basis.
*kadameht setuh ei
...to mean ("I burn") is INCORRECT. It really means "I burn an undefined object". Instead, to mean "I burn", you would write:
kadameht ei setuh
("Undefined subject burns me")
You can also, therefore, do sentences like:
kadameht sui ei
("I burn you").