help: Naming Trentish voice markers
|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 10, 2002, 4:40|
Okay. I'm working through my notes on Trentish... got to a section on voice,
trying to write this up, and I don't really know how to name all these.
Assuming that I've got all this right, a trent can say:
kat'elamenñy "I am painting the house."
kat'epa lamen "The house is being painted."
kat'epa ñ?uulamen "The house is being painted by me."
tlilamenñy "I am painting."
Uklamenñy "I am painting [myself/part of myself]"
englamenñy "I am painting teeth"
engapa Uklamenñy "I am painting [my] teeth"
eng(a) = row of teeth
kat'e = house
lamen = to paint or color
ñ(y) = first person marker
Now I am pretty sure <Uk-> is middle voice. I don't know what to call <tli->
and <?uu->. (My instinct wants to call <tli-> antipassive, though... is that
or, a better way:
Agentfocus Patientfocus marking
high low zero
high no patient tli-
high agt=pat Uk-
low high ?uu-
no agent high zero
agt=pat high (unattested.. *Uk- ?)
I guess I know how to use this but not how to describe it. Help would be