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Re: not un-/anti-passive

From:Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>
Date:Thursday, June 19, 2008, 18:13
On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 13:51:53 -0400, Eldin Raigmore
<eldin_raigmore@...> wrote:

>On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:20:12 +0300, JR <fuscian@...> wrote: > >> >>So far it looks like a circumstantial voice, like that of Malagasy ... >>though differing in the specifics. Can you give the "normal" versions of a >>few of these sentences, though, without using the construction in question? >>Say, numbers 1, 2, and 6. And what's the meaning of the modal in 6? >> >>Josh > > Jeffrey; what's an online reference to the "unpassive"? If there isn't one > online, can you tell us a bit about who uses it, and for what? and a hint > about how to find the reference? > > Josh; I'd never heard of the "circumstantial voice" before! Does it resemble > any applicative "voices"? How is it different? Is there an online reference > to how Malagasay uses it?
I found both terms using google. The unpassive is supposed to be something like, "The mail went uncollected for three years." so English is a language that uses it. I didn't copy the references.