?Tajik Persian Complex Predicates
Author: Brian Bird
Publisher: University of Oregon
Publication date: 2006
Number of pages: 40
Format: PDF – Excellent
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Persian complex predicates are of particular interest because their semantics are often idiosyncratic and their structure frequently deviates from general rules of Persian syntax.
In spite of these peculiarities, Persian complex predicates are not a marginal part of the language. They form an open, productive1 class, and are more common than simple verbs. Complex predicates have been replacing simple verbs in the Persian language since the thirteenth century.
Today, the Persian language has thousands of complex predicates while approximately only a hundred simple verbs are still in use.