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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. **Henrik