Dechticaetiative meaning

(linguistics, of a language) In which the indirect objects of ditransitive verbs are treated like the direct objects of monotransitive verbs.

Most dechticaetiative languages are found in Africa.

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Origin of dechticaetiative

Etymologically, the first morpheme of the term comes from Ancient Greek dekhomai "to take, receive"; the second is obscure, but it is remotely possible it derives from kaitoi "further, indeed". The term was first introduced by Dr. Edward L. Blansitt, Jr. A more current term for the same phenomenon is secundative language.