The Early Latin Verb System

The Early Latin Verb System

Author: Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199209026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 413

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This is the first comprehensive treatment of Latin extra-paradigmatic verb forms, that is, verb forms which cannot easily be assigned to any particular tense in the Latin verbal system. In order to see what functions such forms fulfil, one has to compare their usage to that of the regular verb forms. In Part 1, Wolfgang de Melo outlines the usage of regular verb forms, which, surprisingly, has not always been described adequately in the standard grammars. In Part 2, the central partof the book, he compares the usage of the extra-paradigmatic verb forms to that of the regular ones, restricting himself to Archaic Latin (roughly before 100 BC); here he makes many new and unexpected discoveries. In Part 3, de Melo shows how synchronic usage can help us to reconstruct earlierstages of the language which are not attested; he also points out that, while most of the extra-paradigmatic forms die out after 100 BC, some survive - and that such survival is by no means a matter of chance.
The Early Latin Verb System
Language: en
Pages: 413
Authors: Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Categories: Foreign Language Study
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Pages: 355
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Pages: 664
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Pages: 468
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