|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 23, 1998, 8:38|
At 20:53 22/11/98 -0800, you wrote:
>On Sun, 22 Nov 1998 19:26:57 -0500 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
>>> What would the construction used in Modern Greek and Romanian to
>>> the infinitive be called in linguistics terminology?
>>> Example: Greek "thelo na pao" (I want that I go) for "I want to go."
>>Isn't that the subjunctive?
>In this case, yes, but not universally: the subjunctive is only used in
>this case when referring to a perfective action. The indicative is used
>in the same situation to refer to an event in process: "Thelo na piyeno"
>means "I want to be going."
>What I'm wondering is whether there's a name for this entire *type* of
In French, we call them "propositions subordonn=E9es compl=E9tives"
('completive subclauses'?) but I don't know if it's a linguistic term or
only a grammarian term.
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>Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>
>"After the tempest, I behold, once more, the weasel."
>(Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek)
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