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; on demotion see further Solstad & Lyngfelt 2006). This is why the passive is often regarded as a pragmatically motivated voice operation (e.g. Givón 2001), as it imposes an alternative construal on the same verbal event, by profiling it from the perspective of the Patient (on construal and profile

In: The Hittite Middle Voice
Author: Sonja Noll

commotion, in a few cases of noise, and occasionally of life itself. This last sense overlaps with ‮דמה‬‎ II , which refers to destruction and death. As stated, the derived forms often do not semantically match the root they appear to derive from, nor is it always clear what they mean. Some refer to rest

In: The Semantics of Silence in Biblical Hebrew