Konjunktiv versus Indikativ in den indirekten Fragen der Plautus-Komödie Aulularia

Title in English Subjunctive versus Indicative in the Indirect Questions of Plautine Comedy Aulularia


Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Graeco-Latina Brunensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web https://digilib.phil.muni.cz/handle/11222.digilib/118211
Field Linguistics
Keywords indirect questions; verbal mood; old Latin; Plautus; Aulularia
Description While in classical period, the so-called indirect questions are characterized by the subjunctive according to the consecutio temporum, in old Latin, we often meet indirect question-clauses with indicative. Can preconditions be discerned, that in particular cases favor either using of indicative (as in direct questions), or modal shift into the subjunctive? It seems, that the key to clarify this problem is to be found mainly at semantic-pragmatic level. Thus, an important factor for the analysis of the indirect questions may be the communication status and discourse function. On the indirect questions of Plautine comedy Aulularia, factors relevant for using of verbal mood in the indirect questions in old Latin will be suggested.
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