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expl:pv: reflexive clitic with an inherently reflexive verb

Reflexive pronouns (see the feature cs-feat/Reflex) usually replace objects of verbs. However, some verbs are inherently reflexive, i.e. the verb always occurs with a reflexive prounoun, and the pronoun cannot be replaced by a non-reflexive pronoun. With these verbs, the reflexive pronoun is attached as expl:pv instead of `obj’. In Pomak the relation occurs both in intransitive as well as certain transitive verbs, using one of the reflexive pronouns so, sa, se, si, su:

Dabré sí       si  dašló,     kópelø nášo.
well  yourself you have.come, boy    our 
`Wellcome, our boy.' 
expl:pv(dašló, sí)
Kopélkata si     mýje    rakýne.
girl-the  washes herself hands-the   
`The girl washes her hands.'
expl:pv(mýje, si)


expl:pv in other languages: [cs] [de] [gsw] [qpm] [u]