Balkan Insights into the Syntax of * m in Indo-European

@inproceedings{Joseph2001BalkanII,
  title={Balkan Insights into the Syntax of * m in Indo-European},
  author={Brian D. Joseph},
  year={2001}
}
Proto-Indo-European had two sentential negation markers, *m , used in prohibitions (negative commands) and *ne/n , used in other sentence-types (e.g. indicative mood statements, subjunctive clauses, etc.). A survey of the reflexes of *m across the family reveals other functions for it, e.g. word-formation, elliptical negation, etc. Interestingly, one function, independent occurrence as a one-word prohibitive utterance (like English Don’t!) is restricted just to IndoEuropean languages of the… CONTINUE READING

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