|From:||Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 23, 1998, 4:53|
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
Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>
"After the tempest, I behold, once more, the weasel."
(Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek)
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