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The comparative genitive in the Chakavian Croatian Medieval poetry

Neda Macanović orcid id

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This paper gives an analysis of the syntactic function of the comparative genitive in the Old Croatian language. The research is based on a corpus of Croatian medieval poetry. The confirmations of the comparative genitive are provided together with its syntactic functions and positions in sentences (verses). A special emphasis is put on the non-prepositional comparative genitive in the function of the adverbial of comparison. Its usage is archaic in the modern Croatian language.


Old Croatian language; the comparative genitive; syntactic function of the comparative genitive; non-prepositional comparative genitive; Croatian medieval poetry

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