Sentence Examples with the word intransitive

An active or causal verb requires before it the instrumental instead of the nominative case, which goes only before a neuter or intransitive verb.

Thus intransitive bases seem to have begun only with soft consonants, and it is doubtful whether the parent tongue possessed hard consonants at all; while transitive bases were formed by hardening of the initial consonants and at the same time pronouncing the words in a higher tone, and these two latter changes are supposed to have been indicated by a prefix to the base-word.