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Experiential Constructions
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Like most other Indo-European languages, Ancient Greek has a variety of experiential constructions. Some experiential verbs select a nominative-accusative case frame, whereas others are characterized by non-canonical case-marking patterns. Mediopassive voice represents another strategy for marking experiential predicates in Ancient Greek. Middle voice and non-canonical argument realization patterns represent complementary means for distinguishing experi…

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Eystein Dahl, “Experiential Constructions”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000128>
First published online: 2013

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