obviative

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): ˈɒbvɪeɪt
  • Hyphenation: ob‧vi‧ate

Noun[edit]

obviative (plural obviatives)

  1. (linguistics) A grammatical marker in the Algonquian (and some other) languages for a third person other than the principal
    Obviate (abbreviated obv) third person is a grammatical person marking that distinguishes a non-salient (obviative) third person referent from a more salient (proximate) third person referent in a given discourse context. The obviative is sometimes referred to as the "fourth person".[1]

Adjective[edit]

obviative (not comparable)

  1. Describing such a marker

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obviative" (in English), (HTML) Wikipedia: 2014-06-10. URL accessed on 2014-10-20.