Rob Haden sikyal:
> I'm curious to see everyone's answers to the following questions:
> 1. Does your language(s) distinguish between active ("X breaks Y"), middle
> ("X breaks (apart)"), and passive ("X is broken (by Y)")?
Yes, yes, and yes.
> 2. If the answer to #1 was "yes," what method(s) does your language(s) use
> to make some/all of the above distinctions?
A verbal ending which indicates voice, or more properly "inverse". With
the passive, there may also be a change of case, though there never is
with the middle/reflexive.
> 3. What method(s) does your language(s) use to distinguish between basic
> nouns and verbs of the same root (i.e. "a hit" vs. "he hits")?
All verbs a verbal ending, that usually includes -ya. There is rarely any
ambiguity. "A hit" is vuressa, while "he hits" is vuressya.
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