Re: not un-/anti-passive
|Date:||Thursday, June 19, 2008, 7:30|
On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 4:38 AM, Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>
> In Naisek, there are some grammatical voice prefixes, including a causative
> and two kinds of passive. Another one adds a dative subject, usually
> a perceiver, to verbs which otherwise have patientive subjects. I had first
> mistakenly called it an antipassive prefix (I don't know why, except that
> it is
> the opposite of a passive). This was hastily changed to unpassive when I
> looked at it later. It turns out that unpassive is also already used for
> something else, so I need a new term. Does anybody know?
Do I understand correctly that this is used to de-emphasize an
already-existing patientive subject, and not to add a new argument? Does the
new dative trigger agreement in the verb (if there is agreement at all)? Can
it be used with any verb with a patientive subject? If not, how is its range
limited? When you say the dative subject "usually" indicates a perceiver,
what are the other possibilities?
Can you give some examples?