LINGUIST List 13.1885

Tue Jul 9 2002

Qs: Concept of "voice", Amerindian Reconstructions

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  1. Steven Collins, concept of voice
  2. Roger Blench, Amerindian reconstructions

Message 1: concept of voice

Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 22:36:18 +0000
From: Steven Collins <>
Subject: concept of voice

Can anyone tell me when, how and why the term 'voice' was first used
for the active and passive (and other) forms of the verb? Diathesis
is in Dionysios Thrax. Donatus used genera.


Steve Collins 
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Message 2: Amerindian reconstructions

Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 09:05:22 +0000
From: Roger Blench <>
Subject: Amerindian reconstructions

	I am trying to find lists of reconstructions of proto-forms in
Amerindian language families, either printed or on the web. I think I
have Uto-Aztecan and Mixe Zoque under control but suggestions for
others would be highly welcome. I am particularly interested in cases
where reconstructions suggest agriculture or its absence. Thanks
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