|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 25, 1998, 0:41|
On Sun, 22 Nov 1998, Josh Brandt-Young 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
> Thanks, though!
Isn't it what you would call a noun clause--the object of "want"? In
Teonaht, gerunds can be the objects of desideratives (is that the right
term?): euanrem yddehsan, "I want going."
Li fetil'aiba, dam hoja-le uen.
volwin ly, vul inua aiba bronib.
This leaf, the wind takes her.
She's old, and born this year.