Some problems and mysteries of the long passive in Norwegian

Helge Lødrup will talk about Norwegian verbs.

This talk is about sentences like Dette forsøkes å gjøres 'this try.PASS to do.PASS'. They are passives of sentences where two verbs are restructured to a complex predicate. Long passives often have the morphological passive with both verbs. However, the periphrastic passive is also possible, and the second verb can also have the active form. I will discuss this variation and its grammatical treatment, and compare Norwegian to Swedish and French. I will also have a look at sentences with a preposition following the first verb, such as Dette satses på å gjøres 'this go.in.PASS for to do.PASS'

 

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Published Apr. 1, 2022 9:09 AM - Last modified May 16, 2022 12:12 PM