Re: Test for middle voice?
|From:||Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 21, 2005, 22:25|
Tom Chappell wrote:
> Note that in many languages, in verbs of emotion and perception andjudgment, and even in verbs such as "seek" and "find", either the
Experiencer or the Stimulus gets put in the Dative instead of the ---
> Nominative (Experiencer, Accusative language)
> Ergative (Experiencer, Ergative or Tripartite or Split Language)
> Accusative (Stimulus, Accusative or Tripirtite or Split Language)
> Absolutive (Stimulus, Ergative Language)
Dash it, Tom!
Exactly this evening I was thinking about using Dative construction for
verba sentiendi in my recent project! Are the ideas hanging in the air?