Morphological causation (Hungarian)

SuffCC: Causation is expressed using a suffix on the action verb.

(1) a fiú könyv-et olvas.

the boy book-acc read.prs.3sg

‘The boy is reading a book.’

(2) a tanár a fiú-val könyv-et olvas-tat.

the teacher the boy-ins book-acc read-caus.prs.3sg

‘The teacher makes the boy read from the book.’

In Hungarian, morphological causation is expressed by the derivational suffixes -­at/-­et, ­-tat/­-tet (Keszler  2000a:  307‒320).


Nikolett F. Gulyás