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
>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?
> 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.