On the origins of the Afrikaars verbal hendiadys

Paul Roberge

Abstract


Hendiadys (Wone by means of two·) in Afrilcaans refers to a syntactic construction in which two verbal elements are connected by a conjunctive particle to express a single complex idea. The first component can be one of five verbs that denote motion (loop 'walk, go') or static modes (/2 'lie', sit 'sit', stlllJ1J 'stand', and, marginally, hang 'hang'). The second component is the main verb. The connecting particle is the conjunction en 'and'.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5774/28-0-67

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