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Query:   For Query: 10.1655/ Persian data and EPP
Author:  Lotfi Lotfi
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   FOR QUERY: 10.1655

DEAR LINGUISTS,
ON 1 NOV 1999, I POSTED A QUERY ABOUT 'PERSIAN DATA AND EPP', TO
WHICH I RECEIVED RESPONSES FROM LINGUISTS BELOW. WHILE THANKING
THEM ALL, I POST A SUMMARY TO THE LIST. I RE-POST THE QUERY ITSELF
FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T SEE IT.
REESEJ@UNI-MUENSTER.DE
JEREMY.WHISTLE@NORTHAMPTON.AC.UK
MARSANTO@USC.EDU
JOHN.KOONTZ@COLORADO.EDU
SUHAILI@KUC01.KUNIV.EDU.KW
PETER.MENZEL@FNAC.NET
===============================================================

DEAR LINGUISTS,
THE PERSIAN VERB 'BAYESTAN' (MEANING 'TO HAVE TO') IS DEFICIENT IN THE
SENSE THAT CONTRARY TO OTHER PERSIAN VERBS IT CANNNOT BE INFLECTED FOR
PERSON. IT MAY ASSUME ONE OF THREE MORPHOLOGICALLY ISOLATED FORMS: (A)
'BAYAD' MAINLY USED FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE EVENTS (AND EVEN FOR PAST
ONES IF THE VERB TO FOLLOW IS ALREADY INFLECTED FOR PAST TENSE), AND
(B) 'BAYEST/BAYESTI' FOR PAST (BUT AGAIN NOT NECESSARILY AS THEY CAN
BE USED WITH OTHER VERBS INFLECTED FOR PRESENT TENSE IN ORDER TO REFER
TO A PRESENT/FUTURE TENSE EVENT). THEN WHEN USED IN A PHRASE, IT IS
THE VERB TO FOLLOW THAT MUST BE INFLECTED FOR PERSON AND TENSE
(ALTHOUGH 'BAYAD' IS NOT ATEMPORAL ITSELF AS MENTIONED ABOVE):
1. A. (MAN) BAYAD BERAVAM.
I MUST GO-1ST-SING-PRESENT.

LL Issue: 10.1710
Date Posted: 10-Nov-1999
Original Query: Read original query