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By Olga M. Tomic

This ebook discusses the morpho-syntactic Balkan Sprachbund positive aspects in 9 languages within which they're such a lot quite a few. It includes a wealth of Balkan linguistic fabric. the focal point is on showing similarities and changes within the illustration of the main generally stated Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic beneficial properties and their interplay with different positive aspects within the constitution of the DP or the sentence of person languages.

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Part Romanian d. Part Modern Greek e. 2 A further concordance of this type is the single negation in Aromanian, in accordance with that in Modern Greek and Albanian, but in contrast with the double negation in Romanian and the Slavic Balkan languages: (17) a. Nu dzătse tsiva. ’ b. Den le(g)i tiptoe. ’ c. S’ka bërë gjë. ’ Albanian d. Nu spuse nimic. ’ Romanian e. Ne kaza ništo. 3 Among the “concordance between different Balkan languages” we find a phenomenon which is very general – the use of “wh”-words with the meaning of ‘where’ as a relative pronoun and conjunction.

The copying perpetuates mistakes. 53 What concerns the loss of the infinitive and its replacement by subjunctive constructions, Macedonian, Modern Greek, Bulgarian and the South-Eastern Serbian dialects are central, while Romanian, Albanian and Standard Serbian or Standard Croatian are peripheral (cf. Joseph 1983). The highly specific phonetic innovations combined with the preservation of grammatical archaisms in the Bulgarian Rodopi dialect (inflectional nominal morphology, use of morphological infinitive) makes this dialect peripheral within the Balkan Sprachbund (cf.

3Sg Bulgarian Introduction 17 b. 1Sg Colloquial Romanian c. 1Sg Albanian d. 1Sg e. 6 The doubling of objects is illustrated with examples from Bulgarian, Macedonian, Albanian, Romanian and Modern Greek: (37) a. Cl uxapala. ’ b. ’ žaketot. Sg c. ’ mbesën. Acc d. Mark la úcoala. ’ e. ’ to the vivlio. 7 The use of the “short pronominal form” for the expression of possessiveness is illustrated with examples from Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian and Modern Greek: (38) a. Cl Bulgarian Chapter 1 18 b. Sg ‘his voice’ c.

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