This is not the same: the ambiguity of a Gothic adjective

  title={This is not the same: the ambiguity of a Gothic adjective},
  author={Artūras Ratkus},
  journal={Folia Linguistica},
  pages={475 - 494}
  • Artūras Ratkus
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Folia Linguistica
  • Abstract In line with the traditional pronouncement that the weak (definite) forms of adjectives in Germanic follow the definite determiner, the Gothic weak-only adjective sama ‘the same’ (no indefinite form *sams, with the strong inflection -s, occurs) is determined (sa sama ‘the same’) in the majority of its attestations. However, contrary to the traditional description, occasionally it also occurs on its own, without a determiner. An examination of the syntactic distribution of the adjective… CONTINUE READING

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