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Adnominal participles and infinitives in Germanic and Romance languages

Ellen-Petra Kester

Adnominal participles and infinitives in Germanic and Romance languages

by Ellen-Petra Kester

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Published by Edizioni dell"orso in Alessandria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Languages, Modern -- Syntax.,
  • Languages, Modern -- Participle.,
  • Languages, Modern -- Infinitive.,
  • Languages, Modern -- Nominals.,
  • Languages, Modern -- Grammar, Generative.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEllen-Petra Kester.
    SeriesStudi e ricerche ;, 11, Studi e ricerche (Alessandria, Italy) ;, 11.
    ContributionsEurotra Grammar (Project)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPB311 .K47 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination348 p. ;
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL920501M
    ISBN 108876941711
    LC Control Number95218151

    Other Germanic language such as German still do not permit an adverb to fall between an infinitive and its particle (preposition), but French and other Romance languages do. Compare modern German, French, and English: Ich beschließe, etwas nicht zu tun. I decide not to do something. Je décide de ne pas faire quelque chose. I decide to not do. Those Germanic words listed below with a Frankish source mostly came into English through Anglo-Norman, and so despite ultimately deriving from Proto-Germanic, came to English through a romance language (and many have cognates in modern romance languages). This results in some Germanic doublets, such as yard and garden, through Anglo-Saxon and.

    Germanic languages. The original Germanic suffix of the infinitive was -an, with verbs derived from other words ending in -jan or German it is -en ("sagen"), with -eln or -ern endings on a few words based on -l or -r roots ("segeln", "ndern"); the use of zu with infinitives is less frequent than to in English. They can function as nouns in the -en form with a capitalized . Romance languages, on the other hand, do separate infinitives from their prepositions, though grammarians of those languages do not normally use the term “split infinitive” to describe the phenomenon, since the preposition is not considered a part of the uninflected infinitive form. Compare French: Je décide de ne pas faire quelque chose.

      This is a little quiz to test your abilities to discern words from Germanic, Latin, Greek or Celtic origin in English. If your mother tongue is a Romance or Germanic language other than English, it should be easier than if you are a native speaker of English or if your mother tongue is neither Romance nor Germanic. List 1 abate, apology, ban, cancel, cattle, caveat, . Infinitive Last updated Febru Infinitive (abbreviated INF) is a grammatical term referring to certain verb forms existing in many languages, most often used as non-finite with many linguistic concepts, there is not a single definition applicable to all languages. The word is derived from Late Latin [modus] infinitivus, a derivative of infinitus meaning "unlimited".


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Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Ellen Petra Kester books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Infinitive (abbreviated INF) is a linguistics term referring to certain verb forms existing in many languages, most often used as non-finite with many linguistic concepts, there is not a single definition applicable to all languages.

The word is derived from Late Latin [modus] infinitivus, a derivative of infinitus meaning "unlimited". In traditional descriptions of English. In linguistics, a participle (PTCP) is a nonfinite form of a verb which functions as an adjective or an adverb.

For example, in "boiled potato", boiled is the past passive participle of the verb boil, modifying the noun potato. In English, there are only two participial forms, the present active participle, formed with -ing, and the past passive participle, typically formed with -ed.

The Germanic languages are related in the sense that they can be shown to be different historical developments of a single earlier parent language.

Although for some language families there are written records of the parent language (e.g., for the Romance languages, which are variant developments of Latin), in the case of Germanic no written. Eurotra grammar: adnominal participles and infinitives in Germanic and Romance languages.

Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso. Extended projections. Extraposition as parallel construal. Filters and control. Free relatives. Functional categories, phrase structure and word order within the adjectival Author: Hans Broekhuis. Since the head noun in corresponds to the direct object of the active counterpart of the infinitival verb, the impossibility of (84a) is not very surprising.

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In grammar, infinitive is the name for certain verb forms that exist in many languages. In the usual (traditional) description of English, the infinitive of a verb is its basic form with or without the particle to: therefore, do and to do, be and to be, and so on are with many linguistic concepts, there is not a single definition of infinitive that applies to all languages.

The essays in this volume, dating from onwards, focus on highly characteristic constructions of English, Romance languages, and German. Among clause-internal structures, the most puzzling are English double objects, particle constructions, and non-finite complementation (infinitives, participles and gerunds).

The essays in this volume, dating from onwards, focus on highly characteristic constructions of English, Romance languages, and German. Among clause-internal structures, the most puzzling are English double objects, particle constructions, and non-finite complementation (infinitives, participles and gerunds).

Separate chapters in Part I offer relatively complete. Well, since the language proximity of the L1-speaker to the L2 is so important, let’s pretend that a Chinese person is the one with the dilemma between Germanic and Romance languages. This Chinese person doesn’t know any English and can only speak.

Grammar books often use imprecise terminology. Barrie is correct; the to is a complementizer for infinitive complements, and is deletable only with certain predicates, and in certain special cases like to much the same way, for is the complementizer for the subject of an infinitive, but is much more often deleted, because subjects of infinitives are often deleted, or moved.

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8 Responses to “5 Uses of Infinitives” Matt Gaffney on J am. I agree with all the examples except the last. I can accept “to understand human behavior” as an adverbial phrase modifying “took,” but I don’t agree that “to understand,” on its.

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In: Kenstowicz, M. (Ed.), Ken Hale: A Life in Language. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 1– 32 Schoorlemmer () shows that Agree in terms of c-command (as in Chomsky,) or in terms of dominance can account for attributive agreement and predicative agreement in copula constructions both in Germanic and in Romance languages.

However, both English and German employ common verbs such as “to begin,” that we use with a dependent infinitive (“It begins to rain.”). Likewise, adding a bit more complexity, both English and German use dependent infinitives that have their own predicates (“It is his plan to develop a new engine.”).

Verbs with infinitives and zu. Germanic and Romance. Probing the similarities and differences There is a large literature in the field of comparative and historical syntax of drawing comparison between Germanic and Romance varieties.

This includes a particular tradition which argues that the earlier languages were more alike than. The attributive and predicative use of participles and modal infinitives has received much attention in traditional grammar, and much useful information can therefore be found in.

All Romance languages have gerund forms that follow a pattern stemming from the Latin "-and" or "-end". Spanish uses the endings -ando or -iendo, for example, German verbs in their present participle form use "-nde". Swedish and Danish also have the forms ". A participle is a form of a verb that is used in a sentence to modify a noun or noun phrase, and thus plays a role similar to that of an adjective or adverb [1] (some languages have distinct forms for adverbial participles and adjectival participles).

It is one of the types of non-finite verb forms. Its name comes from the Latin participium, [2] a calque of Greek metochḗ "partaking" or.The other North Germanic languages have the same vowel in both forms.

Latin and Romance languages. The formation of the infinitive in the Romance languages reflects that in their ancestor, Latin, almost all verbs had an infinitive ending with -re (preceded by one of various thematic vowels).I agree with this post: what to do with infinitives is a judgment call.

Some observations: In the 18th century, pundits thought English needed to be more like Latin, a “more mature” language. You can’t split an infinitive in Latin (nor in Romance languages like French or Spanish–such languages have one-word infinitives).