publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Notes on relative and correlative constructions in Gǝʿǝz

Kapeliuk, Olga;
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  • Published: 20 Jan 2013 Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies
Abstract
ዘሞትነ ንሕነ ወዘነገሥነ ንሕነ: The relative verb accompanied by its headnoun, forming a relative clause which functions as the equivalent of an adjective, is the normal construction in the Semitic languages. In Gǝʿǝz, however, it is the substantivized relative clause, in which the headnoun is missing, that is the most diversified in its function and probably statistically more frequent. These are the correlative clauses. They present some specific morpho-syntactic features; thus the feminine relative pronoun is not encountered in them and the number of the relative pronoun is consistently accorded with the putative headnoun. In the regular relative clauses the headnoun is...
Subjects
free text keywords: Linguistics, Ge'ez, Gǝʿǝz, Relative Construction, Nota Genetivi, ddc:400, ddc:490, Linguistics; Ge'ez; Gǝʿǝz; Relative Construction; Nota Genetivi;, ddc:400; ddc:490
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