Diathesis/Voice (Morphology of)
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Abstract

Ancient Greek has three morphologically distinct voice categories: the active voice, the middle voice and the passive voice. The act. and mid. voices are distinguished by contrasting sets of personal endings. The passive voice is marked by a special morpheme -thē- or -ē- and only occurs in the aorist and future stems. A number of verbs display voice variation between tense stems.

Ancient Greek has three morphologically distinct voice categories: the active voice, the middle voice (also mediopassive) and the passive voice (Pass…

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Rutger Allan, “Diathesis/Voice (Morphology of)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000099>
First published online: 2013



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