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viðtengingarháttur

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EtymologyEdit

From viðtenging (an annexation) derived from tengja við (to connect to, to join) and háttur (a mood) as a calque of the Latin modus coniunctivus since the subjunctive is frequently used when connecting a main clause with subordinate clauses.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪtʰeiɲkiŋkarˌhauhtʏr/

NounEdit

viðtengingarháttur m (genitive singular viðtengingarháttar, nominative plural viðtengingarhættir)

  1. (grammar) the conjunctive, the conjunctive mode; the subjunctive, the subjunctive mood

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hildur Ýr Ísberg (2011), Viðtengingarháttur: Lifandi eða dauður? Rannsókn á notkun viðtengingarháttar í íslensku nútímamáli p. 1
  2. ^ Árni Böðvarsson (1985), Íslensk orðabók (2. útgáfa), p. 2