The Slavic 'da' and its Balkan Peculiarities

Mielnik M. A.

SLAVIA MERIDIONALIS, cilt.18, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.11649/sm.1576


The aim of this article is the analysis of the Slavic 'da', its derivates and distribution, from Proto-Slavic to modern Slavic languages, with particular emphasis on the Serbo-Croatian diasystem. The main assumption made by the author is the optativity of the South Slavic 'da', which constitutes a so-called syntactic Balkanism. The present study offers a concise presentation of the Slavic 'da', including both the dictionary data and the author's own interpretation of the role of this grammatical particle in the South Slavic languages.