Re: not un-/anti-passive
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 20, 2008, 11:17|
Mark J. Reed writes:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Ph. D. <phil@...> wrote:
>> This raises an oblique argument to a subject which
>> is needed because in Malagasy the headword of a
>> relative clause must be the subject in that clause.
> Continuing in this vein you could logically have as many voices as
> there are noun cases... interesting, if not necessarily efficient. :)
So I thought, too: Qþyn|gài has as many applicatives as oblique cases
to raise any oblique to patient (which is very handy because only
agent and patient can be incorporated), and it has a passive voice
which can in turn make the patient an agent (it also has an
antipassive for the reverse). With this it is possible to express
many clauses with only one (long) word.