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Modern Greek <i>-tos</i> (&#964;&#959;&#962;) and <i>-menos</i> (&#956;&#949;&#957;&#959;&#962;)

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In this paper, a detailed semantic classification of Modern Greek verbal adjectives ending in <i>-tos</i> and <i>-menos</i> are attempted. The semantic properties of the two adjectival forms show their contrast. According to our analysis, they express at least two different values of the aspectual notion &#8220;state&#8221;. We will argue that the verbal adjectives in <i>-tos</i> express a descriptive state of inherent properties opposed in a generic descriptive state. We can conclude that in Modern Greek the verbal adjectives lend themselves to a refinement of the value of state.

  • Affiliations: 1: Universit√© Catholique de Lille & LACITO-CNRS

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