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By Gabor Zolyomi

This paintings is the 1st entire description of Sumerian structures regarding a copula. employing the terminology of contemporary descriptive linguistics, it really is available to either linguists and sumerologists. utilizing round four hundred absolutely glossed examples, the ebook presents an research of all makes use of of the copula and gives an outline of the morphological and syntactic units used to mark identificational, polarity and sentence concentration in Sumerian.

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62) because in the matrix clause it is not topical but part of the comment. Copular biclausal constructions are the subject of Chapters 4 and 5 below. The majority of the clauses belonging to type (A) are type (Aii) clauses, in which the topical S is expressed solely by an unaccented pronominal suffix, which is the preferred mode of expression for an active topical participant. In ex. (63) the PC is a non-finite verbal form that carries an adjective-like meaning; in exx. (64) and (65) it is a definite NP describing a status.

687-705) gives a detailed description of Sumerian CCs arranged according to the types of constituents that may function as S or PC. Jagersma’s description is the most detailed one ever written about CCs in Sumerian, and particularly, the parts on clauses with a non-finite verbal form as the PC are extremely insightful. Linguistic studies on CCs, however, discuss the kind of constituents in CCs only in connection with another kind of classification which appears to be more relevant to the description of CCs.

The kinds of NPs that may function as S, and the inverse order of S and PC both suggest that these CCs are specificational. Consequently, the S of these CCs must function as identificational focus. Two main varieties of specificational CCs are attested in Sumerian: in clause type (Di), the topic of the clause is the PC, while in clause type (Dii), the topic of the clause is the left-dislocated possessor of the PC. Of the two clause types, (Dii) is attested more frequently. (Di) topic= pc, s = focus topic comment pc, (pc) foc s cop Sumerian does not have definite articles.

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