Conditionals
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Abstract

In Ancient Greek, conditionals, i.e., constructions of the form ‘if p, (then) q’, are typically introduced by the subordinator ei. Dependent on the mood used and the time referred to, conditionals express conditions whose realization is presented as possible in various degrees, or, in the case of a general or iterative context, as sometimes realized in the situation at hand. Conditionals may be linked to different levels of the main clause …

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Gerry Wakker, “Conditionals”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000382>
First published online: 2013



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