be reflected in, e.g. `Abac is reflected in her daughter'.
Shilluk – 175,000 speakers – Sudan and South Sudan
This verb is similar to English resemble, except the way we interpret subject and object is reversed: the subject is the source of the resemblance, not the reflection.
This can be seen from the following example, where Abac is the subject.
ábác ɲāaar-ɛ̄ á-càaal-ɛ̀
Abac daughter-3S PAST-be.reflected-3SG
'Abac is reflected in her daughter.'
As Fillmore (1977:74) said "Languages, and lexical items, differ in interesting ways in the options they present in taking particular perspectives on complex scenes."
Credit: Bert Remijsen and Otto Gwado Ayoker (field notes)