Stative (and Middle/Medium) Verbs
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Abstract

Proto-Indo-European probably had three voice categories: active, middle and stative voice. The stative voice was morphologically distinguished from the act. and mid. by its personal endings and semantically by its stative meaning.

According to some scholars, Proto-Indo-European (PIE) (Indo-European Linguistic Background) had three voice categories: active, middle (mediopassive) and stative voice ( Oettinger 1976, 1993, Rix 1988, Kümmel 1996, Meier-Brügger 2010). The stative voice was morphologically …

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Rutger Allan, “Stative (and Middle/Medium) Verbs”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000322>
First published online: 2013



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