Questions tagged [mediopassive]
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Origin of -s verbs in Norwegian and Swedish
(Disclaimer: I am not a linguist.) I am learning Norwegian now, and they have some verb form when you attach -s to the end. It is often called passive voice (used in Present tense and in infinitive ...
The Indogermanic r-mediopassive and the Latin ending -mini from a broader perspective
This question is a follow-up to this question Latin passive endings: Why is -mini sticking out. The Latin 2nd person plural passive ending mini has attracted the attention of scholars for centuries, ...
Why do certain verbs not accept the ergative schema whereas they accept the mediopassive (middle) one?
Ex : They scared me / I scare easily / but not * I scared last night. My first question was not ask properly so I tried again.
What is the difference between mediopassive VP's and anti-causative VP's?
[I've overhauled this question.] I guess I'm asking about the semantic differences, if any, between mediopassives and anticausatives. Here's a definition of anticausative verb from ...