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Non-Active Participles in the Aramaic of Daniel

Non-Active Participles in the Aramaic of Daniel <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>At first sight, Aramaic appears to have two forms to express the passive of the active participle. That is, not only do the active stems possess both an active and a passive participle, but the t-stems, which can express the passive voice, also possess a participle. This article proposes that, at the diachronic stage of the language attested in the Aramaic of Daniel, the so-called passive participle is primarily a verbal adjective that is developing into a resultative participle, whereas t-stem participles are the true passive (and reflexive) counterparts to the active participle.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aramaic Studies Brill

Non-Active Participles in the Aramaic of Daniel

Aramaic Studies , Volume 6 (1): 111 – Jan 1, 2008

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1477-8351
eISSN
1745-5227
DOI
10.1163/147783508X371303
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>At first sight, Aramaic appears to have two forms to express the passive of the active participle. That is, not only do the active stems possess both an active and a passive participle, but the t-stems, which can express the passive voice, also possess a participle. This article proposes that, at the diachronic stage of the language attested in the Aramaic of Daniel, the so-called passive participle is primarily a verbal adjective that is developing into a resultative participle, whereas t-stem participles are the true passive (and reflexive) counterparts to the active participle.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Journal

Aramaic StudiesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: PASSIVE AND ACTIVE; ARAMAIC OF DANIEL; VERBAL ADJECTIVES; PARTICIPLES

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