The syntax of ‘-cā’ (*-kwe) in Ahunavaiti Gāthā

D’Amato, Fabio (2015) The syntax of ‘-cā’ (*-kwe) in Ahunavaiti Gāthā. Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 68 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 0001-6446


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This paper seeks to provide a full description of the syntactic behaviour of the enclitic co-ordinate conjunction -cā in the earliest stage of the Avestan language. By studying the occurrences of the particle in Ahunavaiti Gāthā, a distributive analysis is provided together with an interpretative hypothesis of its distributive dynamics. Two syntactic levels, phrase and sentence, are taken into consideration. Finally, a syntactic domain-based variation is argued and two clitic functional variants are identified as synchronically operating conjunction strategies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 06:55
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2020 11:12

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