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Re: Re : THEORY : voices

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Date:Tuesday, May 4, 1999, 21:19
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 04/05/99 21:11:57  , vous avez =E9crit :

<< That's not actually antipassive.  That's actually middle voice.
 Antipassive doesn't exist in nominative languages.  >>

Yes, you're right of course. Thank you for your prompt reaction, indeed. I'v=
been told so a few times on this list. But I still call these verbs=20
antipassive, especially with ditransitive verbs. And to me the "academic"=20
antipassive is just another applicative incorporating the object. I don't=20
like the "oblique" word because in Japanese many an "oblique" case is an=20
English "direct" case and reversely.