On the word order of the enclitic pronominal forms "mi, ti, si, ho, mu" in the Bible of Kralice (1579-1594)

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Year of publication 2018
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Description The aim of this paper is to analyze the word order of short dative pronominal forms mi “to me”, ti “to you”, si “REFLdat”, ho "him", mu "to him", that are dependent on a finite verbal form, in the selected parts of the Bible of Kralice. It focuses on those pronominal forms that had status of “permanent enclitics" (“stálé příklonky / enklitika tantum”). In the analyzed text, only the forms "mi", "ho", "mu" and (rarely) the nonsyllabic form of the dative of the pronoun second person singular “ť” (<”ti”) are documented. The analyzed forms occur in all competing word-order position of the Older Czech enclitics: a) postinitial position, b) contact position (in the middle or at the end of a clause in the immediate contact with the superordinate verbal form), c) medial isolated (in the middle of a clause without immediate contact with the superordinate verbal form). It is clear from the collected material that the postinitial position had the status of a basic word-position of the Czech pronominal clitics and that the contact position was less frequent word-order position motivated by prosodic factors (an enclitic avoids the position after a pause), stylistic factors and the textual factors. The role of the word-ordering of the Latin and Greek pretexts also plays a role.
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