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What is mediopassive voice?



Mediopassive voice is a passive voice in which the

  • verb has stative meaning, and
  • actor is not expressed.
Example (Chichewa Bantu)
  • In the following example, mediopassive voice is indicated by the suffix -ka:

    mwana wangu wapandi-ka
    child my beat -MEDIOPASSIVE
    ‘My child has been beaten.’
  • Generic
      Mediopassive voice is a kind of

    Foley, W. and Van Valin 1985 322–323

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