Re: Verbal voice
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 1, 2000, 0:02|
Tom Wier wrote:
> I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. Do any conlangs
> have this, or anything similar? Anybody know of any other natlangs
> like this?
Intriguing, Watakassí has a "Dative-Object" voice that transforms the
dative argument to absolutive (P), and the absolutive is demoted to
instrumental. I'd been thinking that it seemed unnatural, but if
there's a natlang that can transform instrumental to P, then I don't see
why dative can't similarly be transformed.
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