Search Results for: quasi-passive

There’s more than one way for a cat to be skinned: Multiple CW quasi-passives, plus metatypy?

Hayu masi to Beth for commenting in chinuk-wawa…

Found: the Quasi-Passive, also in 1st-person plural

I’ve pointed out many times that the closest thing Chinuk Wawa has to a “passive voice”, parallel to English “I really got cheated”, is to literally say “they did it”.

‘Wait’, but don’t ‘wait for’, the origin of the Jargon quasi-Passive!

Weit is the most common way to express ‘wait’ in British Columbia-style Chinook Wawa.

Understanding úkuk + Possessive

Here’s a usage of úkuk not pointed out in the major dictionary…