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.


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.