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Test for middle voice?

From:Aidan Grey <taalenmaple@...>
Date:Saturday, November 19, 2005, 3:46
Heya folks,

 I want to incorporate middle voice into my conlang, but seeing as I'm an L1
English speaker, it's hard for me to see it. I know that "Water fills the cup"
is a middle voice (at least, it is according to Rick Morneau's 'Lexical
Semantics'), but I have no idea how tell when another verb is, or should be.
Can anyone help me with a simple test? You know, one of those sentences where
if the verb makes sense in spot X, then it must be a middle?

 Any additional info or description of the middle voice, to help me clarify, is
great. Heck, I'd even be ecstatic if someone could test me on it, so I can get
the distinction down....

  Thanks in advance,


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