Clitic sheet

Clitic sheet - Mithun Clitics Here are a few extra notes...

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Mithun Clitics Here are a few extra notes about clitics. Wackernagel The German linguist Wackernagel (1892) noticed that a number of markers in Greek were not attached to a specific class of words (such as Nouns), but seemed to appear after the first element of the sentence, whatever that was. Some Greek morphemes of that type are: = ge ‘at least’ =gar ‘for’ = oun ‘accordingly’ =de ‘but’ 1. Epei= de he:mera: e:n ogdoe: . . . when= but day was eighth But when the eighth day came . . .’ 2. Tous= de oiketa:s kataleipei to:i ko:markho:i. the= but slaves he.leaves.behind to.the district governor But he left the slaves behind for the district governor.’ 3. Ek= de toutou ekeinos . . . apodra:s o:ikheto. out.of= but this the.former running.away went But the former ran away and escaped from there. So we can see that the enclitic =de ‘but’ appears after the subordinating conjunction ‘when’, after the article ‘the’, and after ‘out of’. It also appears after a verb, pronoun, noun, or almost any other kind of word. It always appears in second
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