Manzini and Savoia (661) point out that there is no connection between the use of postnominal possessives and enclitic
possessives with kinship terms.
On Greek enclitics
, see Herbert Weir Smyth, Greek Grammar, ed.
It should be noted here that the precise function of the enclitics
-n and -y is not entirely certain.
For the 3rd person plural, masculine direct object pronouns are "Ii" (1), "gli" (1), "i" (1), and enclitic
Commentary is provided as to the degree of regularity in rendering the category of number in the declension paradigms, the phenomenon of secondary declension, the grammatical categories of predicate person, number and tense, the enclitic
marking dichotomy (present or not).
In this article we examine the enclitic
-mm in Amharic and its claimed functions as topic marker and coordinative conjunction.
The brief text ends with the song-word vocable o, rhyming with the Purposive enclitic
-no, which ends the previous line.
Perhaps the repetition is made in mock deference to the dead man, who was surely no Apollo, but a leaden-eyed grammarian who "mastered learning's crabbed text," "Sucked at the flagon" of the soul, and "Gave us the doctrine of the enclitic
De, / Dead from the waist down.
While the American translators reduce the copula jest to the enclitic
, the first German translator chooses ellipsis.
iii 15): The author interprets ma-ra-al-le-en as a first person voluntative (jussive) with the absolutive enclitic
=t(ta) on e-ra-ta-at as its expressed first person agent.
Among their topics are the role of verbal morphology in established genealogical relations among languages, identifying the language of an unintelligible Scandinavian runic inscription, inclusive and exclusive in Altaic languages, gerunds in the Old Turkic and Mongol versions of "The Hungry Tigress," and enclitic
zero verbs in some Eurasian languages.
Tarlinskaya claims that when an enclitic
occurs in an iambic line with the stronger element in an unstressed position, it must sometimes be scanned as a spondee, for both "semantic" and "metrical reasons" (131).