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Unformatted text preview: Semantics of the Romanian Presumptive Teodora Mihoc 1 Formation paradigms Future paradigm Subjunctive paradigm Conditional-Optative paradigm Present Presumptive Simple voi cˆanta / oi cˆanta s˘a cˆant as ¸ cˆanta Present Presumptive Progressive voi fi cˆantˆand / oi fi cˆantˆand s˘a fi cˆantˆand as ¸ fi cˆantˆand Presumptive Perfect voi fi cˆantat / oi fi cˆantat s˘a fi cˆantat s˘a fi cˆantˆand 2 Puzzles ? With the exception of the Present Presumptive Progressive, the forms of the Presumptive are identical with those of the Future, the Subjunctive, and the Conditional-Optative (see gray rows in the table above). ? Although similar, the 3 formation paradigms are not entirely equivalent. A broad distinction would be: FUT paradigm strong hypothesis SUBJ paradigm weak hypothesis COND.OPT paradigm signals second-hand or otherwise indirect information ? Another distinction would be: Independent Clauses Subordinate Clauses Aff Interr Neg Aff, Interr, Neg FUT paradigm X X X X SUBJ paradigm 7 X X X COND.OPT paradigm 7 7 7 X ? The Present Presumptive Progressive is the only compound tense in Romanian which includes the...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course LINGUISTIC 5918 taught by Professor Arregui during the Spring '12 term at University of Ottawa.
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