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Conjugation types of Georgian verbs

Kock Kobaidze, Manana

Kartvelur Enata Strukturis Sakitxebi [Issues of the Structure of Kartvelian Languages];, 2011, Vol.11

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  • Title:
    Conjugation types of Georgian verbs
  • Author: Kock Kobaidze, Manana
  • Subjects: Humanities And Religion ; Humaniora Och Religionsvetenskap ; Humanities/Social Sciences ; Georgian Language ; Georgian Verb ; Transitivity ; Language Morphology ; Verb Structure ; Case Marking ; Stative Verbs ; Dynamic Verbs ; Thematic Markers ; Auxiliary Verbs ; Inversion ; Inversive Verbs
  • Is Part Of: Kartvelur Enata Strukturis Sakitxebi [Issues of the Structure of Kartvelian Languages]; , 2011, Vol.11
  • Description: There is a strong tendency to form morphologically marked two major groups of verbs in Georgian: dynamic verbs marked by thematic markers, on the one hand, and stative verbs makred by auxiliary verbs, on the other hand. This difference is manifested in the first and second persons of the present tense in the v-set marked forms. Stative verbs which formed the present tense without auxiliary verbs in old Georgian employ auxiliaries in contemporary Georgian (vzi vzivar ‘I am sitting’, vdga vdgavar ‘I am standing’...), whereas a large group of dynamic verbs presented without thematic markers in old Georgian takes thematic markers in contemporary Georgian (vtib vtibav ‘I am mowing it’, vt’ex vt’exav ‘I am breaking it’). All formally stative verbs are atelic verbs (vuq’varvar ‘S/he loves me’, vdgavar ‘I am standing’). They form the future tense by adding vowel prefixes. Within dynamic verbs, three large groups are distinguished: transitive telic verbs (vasheneb ‘I am building it’), intransitive...
  • Language: Georgian
  • Source: SwePub (National Library of Sweden)

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