Semantic Inverse Voice ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/SemanticInverseVoice


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Voice Property
                              |_ Semantic Inverse Voice


Definition:

If the agent outranks the patient on the relevant generic topic hierarchy, the direct-active clause is used. If the relevant norm is reversed and the patient outranks the agent on the relevant hierarchy, the inverse clause is used. [Givon 1994,23]



Language Code: yak In Yakima, if the agent outranks the patient on the relevant generic topic hierarchy, the direct-active clause is used. If the relevant norm is reversed and the patient outranks the agent on the relevant hierarchy, the inverse clause is used.
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i-q'ínu-sha-ash?wínsh-n?m
3/NOM-see-IPFV-meman-OBV
The man [OBV] sees me [PROX].

References:
Givon (1994:23)


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