Conjunction, Contiguity, Contingency: On Relationships between Events in the Egyptian and Coptic Verbal Systems by Leo Depuydt
English | May 6, 1993 | ISBN: 0195080920 | 304 Pages | PDF | 11.27 MB
Language is in large part about the description of events occurring in the world around us. Relationships of different sorts may be perceived between those events. And some of these relationships can be expressed by specific verb forms–or by syntactic constructions involving specific verb forms. The present study examines this facet of the Egyptian and Coptic verbal systems in isolation, singling out three types of relationships between events and the linguistic means by which they are expressed.