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The Early Latin Verb SystemArchaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond$
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Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199209026

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.001.0001

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The Type attigās in Archaic Latin

The Type attigās in Archaic Latin

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(p.264) 10 The Type attigās in Archaic Latin
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The Early Latin Verb System
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WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0010

Subjunctives of the type attigās clearly have old aorist stems, but the origin of the subjunctive morpheme remains unclear. As with the other extra-paradigmatic subjunctives the meaning is always non-past. Again we find the same restrictions of use: absence in commands and ut-clauses, but high frequency in prohibitions and subordinate -clauses. Like most other archaic forms they belong to an elevated register.

Keywords:   aorist stems, non-past meaning, absence in commands, ut-clauses, high frequency, prohibitions, subordinate nē-clauses, elevated register

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