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Stüber, Karin (2010). Mit cen 'ohne' negierte Komplemente im Altirischen. Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 57:124-140.

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In Old Irish phrases consisting of cen ‚without‘ and the accusative of the verbal noun can be used as free adverbials expressing negative attendant circumstances. These can develop various other adverbial connotations including a conditional one, especially in the context of prohibitions or negative evaluations. Such conditional cen-phrases come to be used as complement clauses after evaluative predicates in the matrix clause. This construction is well attested in Old Irish texts, whereas the use of cen-phrases as complements of other types of matrix predicates is a Middle Irish development.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Departement of Comparative Linguistics
DDC:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Deposited On:16 Aug 2010 09:01
Last Modified:16 Jun 2014 08:58
Publisher:De Gruyter
Funders:Schweizerischer Nationalfonds
Publisher DOI:10.1515/zcph.2009.009
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