DES VERBES MODAUX PERSANS ET DE L'ÉVOLUTION DE LEUR CONSTRUCTION ENTRE LES XE ET XVIE SIÈCLES

Abstract : Persian modal verbs bāyistan, "must", šāyad, "may", tavānistan, "can", "to be able", and xvāstan, "to want", get different constructions: either the infinitive or the finite verb. As the quantitative analysis shows, the choice between both constructions is principally linked to an evolution. So the causes must be looked for. Except for xvāstan and its two uses - volition and auxiliary for the future-, the meaning of modalities takes only a little part. In the same way, syntax is not a very important feature. In fact the change of the governed construction is due to the morphological properties of the finite verb, which are much more extensive than those of the infinitive: the finite verb can get different affixes, which are excluded with the verbal infinitive.
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Agnès Lenepveu-Hotz. DES VERBES MODAUX PERSANS ET DE L'ÉVOLUTION DE LEUR CONSTRUCTION ENTRE LES XE ET XVIE SIÈCLES. Studia Iranica, Peeters Publishers, 2010, 39 (1), pp.79-107. ⟨halshs-00683036⟩

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