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Han, Chung-hye (1998). The Structure and Interpretation of Imperatives: Mood and Force in Universal Grammar.

URL: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~ircs/download/techreports/1998/98-29.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-05-11).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1078&langcode=ell (2020-08-07).

 

Example #1:

    4 a. *Mi grapse         to!
    Neg write-2sg.Imp it
    `Don't write it!'
Example #2:

    5 a. *Mi grapsete       to!
    Neg write-2pl.Imp it
    `Don't write it!'
Example #3:

    a.    Diavase      to!
    read-2sg.Imp it
    `Read it!' Rivero and Terzi 1995, 4a
Example #4:

    b. *To diavase!
    it read-2sg.Imp
    `Read it!'
Example #5:

    Ti den edose o Yannis stin Meri?
    what Neg gave the Yannis to-the Meri
    `What didn't Yannis give to Meri?'
Example #6:

    a.  Diavase      to!
    read-2sg.Imp it
    `Read it!' Rivero and Terzi 1995, 4a
Example #7:

    b. *To diavase!
    it read-2sg.Imp
    `Read it!'
Example #8:

    a. *O Yannis se dietakse grapse.
    the Yannis you ordered-2sg write-2sg.Imp
    `Yannis ordered you to write.'
Example #9:

    a.    Den ipie o Yannis kafe i tsai?
    Neg drank the Yannis co ee or tea
    `Didn't Yannis drink co ee or tea?' yes-no Q
Example #10:

    b.    O Yannis den ipie kafe i tsai?
    the Yannis Neg drank co ee or tea
    `Did Yannis not drink co ee or tea?' yes-no, alternativeQ
Example #11:

    a.    Grapse.
    write-2sg.Imp
    `Write!'
Example #12:

    b. *O Yannis se dietakse grapse.
    the Yannis you ordered-2sg write-2sg.Imp
    `Yannis ordered you to write.'
Example #13:

    a. *Mi grapse         to!
    Neg write-2sg.Imp it
    `Don't write it!'
Example #14:

    a.    Grapse!
    write-2sg.Perf.Imp
    `Write!'
Example #15:

    Grapse        esi!
    write-2sg.Imp you
    `You write!'
Example #16:

    a.    Pare      tis tilefono, ke tha xari.
    talk-Imp her telephone and Fut happy
    `Talk to her on the telephone, and she will be happy.'
Example #17:

    b.    Ela       pjo konda, ke tha se pirovoliso.
    come-Imp more close and Fut you shoot
    `Come closer, and I'll shoot you.'
Example #18:

    c.   Ela      5 lepta argotera, ke ise ektos taksis.
    come-Imp 5 minutes later     and are out class
    `Come 5 minutes late, and you are out of the class.'
Example #19:

    d. ?? Griposou, ke meta ise kathilomenos sto krevati meres.
    get- u-Imp and then are stuck         in-the bed days
    `Catch the u, and you are stuck in bed for days.'
Example #20:

    apoliane.
    red
    `Life was hard in those days. Say something wrong, and they would re you.'
Example #21:

    a.    Pare      tis tilefono.
    talk-Imp her telephone
    `Talk to her on the telephone.'
Example #22:

    b.    Ela       pjo konda.
    come-Imp more close
    `Come closer.'
Example #23:

    c.    Ela      5 lepta argotera.
    come-Imp 5 minutes later
    `Come 5 minutes late.'
Example #24:

    d. ?? Griposou.
    get- u-Imp
    `Catch the u.'
Example #25:

    e. * Lege kati         lathos.
    say-Imp something wrong
    `Say something wrong.' generic, past tense reference