The Word Order of Preterite Auxiliary in Old Czech Prosaic Texts
What is it about?
The aim of the paper is to analyze word-order positions of preterite auxiliary forms (AuxP) in in the Old Czech prosaic texts from the 14th and 15th centuries The analysis demonstrates that the AuxP maintains some properties of an orthothonic word in several rare cases. However, the overwhelming majority of examples give evidence that the Old Czech AuxP was an enclitic. According to the explored data it seems that the post-initial (2P) word-ordering of the Czech enclitic became established in Old Czech as a prototypical word-order pattern of Czech enclitic forms and that verb-adjacent (VA) word-ordering had a quality relating to style.
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