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The Non-Active Participles

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Voice describes the relationship between the verb and the participants in a clause. A verb is typically described as active when its subject is the agent or actor. The Semitic t-stems can be characterized as expressing a range of non-active voices, including, inter alia, the reflexive voice. This chapter demonstrates that at the diachronic stage of the language attested in the corpus, the so-called passive participle is primarily a verbal adjective that is developing into a resultative participle, whereas the t-stem participle is the true passive counterpart to the active participle. As any Semitic adjective, it can be a predicate, an attribute, a substantive, or even a sentence complement. Finite verbal functions are more clearly recognized in t-stem participles, which, therefore, are the true passive counterparts to the active participle.

Keywords: Aramaic of Daniel; passive participle; t-stem participle; verbal adjective



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