To ellipt

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When an expected and notionally present constituent undergoes ellipsis, it is sometimes said to be ellipted.

  • "An ellipted argument is often referred to as a 'zero anaphor', though the term ellipsis has a wider reference encompassing non-anaphoric expressions as well (i.e. deictic and generic referents...)." (Nariyama 2003:8)


There is no traditional verb for this sense in English, and many users of English find to ellipt an awkward innovation.



The verb to ellipt was back-formed from the adjective elliptical.


  • Nariyama, Shigeko. 2003. Ellipsis and reference tracking in Japanese. Amsterdam: Benjamins.