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22 Predicate Enclitics

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The first section of this chapter deals with introduction and the order of the enclitics in the string. Predicate enclitics are morphemes attached to the last element of the predicate, whatever that last element may be, and have scope over the predicate or the clause. This chapter provides two different types of overview of the many predicate enclitics in form of tables. In the second section, predicate enclitics organised by type are discussed. The third section deals with the simplicitive enclitic. The incompletive enclitic is explained in the fourth section. Fifth section details the customary aspect enclitic. The perfective/change-of-state enclitic is discussed in the sixth section. The seventh section deals with the progressive/durative aspect enclitic. The uncertainty modality and the imperious future modality are explained in the eighth section. The negative enclitic, quotative enclitic, irrealis enclitic, speculative enclitic and the tags are dealt in the last five sections individually.

Keywords: imperious future modality; predicate enclitics; uncertainty modality



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