viðtengingarháttur

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Icelandic[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪð.tʰeiɲciŋkarˌhauhtʏr/

Etymology[edit]

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]

Noun[edit]

viðtengingarháttur m (genitive singular viðtengingarháttar, nominative plural viðtengingarhættir)

  1. (grammar) the subjunctive, the subjunctive mood

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References[edit]

  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