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 (Please provide the title of the work)[1] (HTML, in English), Wikipedia, 2014-06-10, archived from the original on 2014-06-10, retrieved 2014-10-20