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Query Details

Query Subject:   Ukrainian Future Tense
Author:   Stephan Hardy
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax
Subject Language(s):  Ukrainian

Query:   Dear All,

In standard Ukrainian, the future is formed with an auxiliary verb
bearing number and gender agreement followed by the infinitive form of
the main verb. I have recently come in contact with a dialect of
standard Ukrainian (spoken in rural Manitoba, Canada) which is divergent
in its formation of the future tense: it features the same auxiliary,
but the main verb appears in the *past-tense form*; this means not only
that it uses the past-tense stem, but it bears * number and gender

Is this phenomenon common to other slavic languages? Is it common to a
language that would have been in contact with Ukraine in the 19th
century? Yiddish has been suggested as possible contact language.

I'm not a linguist; however, even if my question is of personal
interest, I will be happy to provide a summary of the answers provided.
Write to me directly at
Thanks for your interest. Stephan Hardy.
LL Issue: 10.1593
Date posted: 23-Oct-1999


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