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Is this a passive?

From:Estel Telcontar <estel_telcontar@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 22, 2003, 23:11
I have a morpheme in mind for one of my languages, and I'm wondering if
it counts as a passive.  As far as I understand, passive normally

(1) promotes the direct object to subject
(2) a. deletes the subject
    b. demotes the subject to an oblique

The morpheme I'm thinking of is okay on (1) and (2)a. : The original
direct object becomes the subject, and the original subject can be
omitted.  It's in (2)b. that the question comes in: if the original
subject is still expressed, it is expressed as a direct object, not as
an oblique.


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