Specialized Converbs in Mehweb
Posted: 9 Dec 2015 Last revised: 5 Apr 2018
Date Written: December 8, 2015
This paper classifies the semantic inventory and describes the morphosyntactic characteristics of specialized converbs in Mehweb a lect of the Dargwa group of the East Caucasian (Nakh-Daghestanian) language family.
The data for this description were collected during a field trip to the village of Mehweb (Megeb) 3. For Mehweb I describe converbs which have the following meaning: anteriority, immediacy, inceptivity, simultaniety, posteriority, hypothetical conditionality, counterfactuality, concessivity (and another meaning close to concessivity), causality, purpose and graduality.
Keywords: East Caucasian languages, minor languages, adverbial subordination, converbs, specialized converbs, verbal morphology
JEL Classification: Z19
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