Slouching towards deponency: A family of mismatches in the Bantu verb stem
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Most Bantu languages have a set of highly productive verbal derivational suffixes which alter the argument structure and semantics of basic verb roots. One example of such a suffix is the Causative, which gives a verb stem causative semantics and allows it to take an extra causer argument. This paper will discuss some morphological idiosyncrasies involving four Bantu verbal suffixes.