A Comparative Overview of the Verbal System in Albanian and Greek

Mirela Xhaferraj (Mitro), Daniela Hasa

Abstract


The Albanian and Greek languages have a diverse verbal system with a wide variety of tense and mood forms. This system in both languages has evolved from the Indo-European language where in some cases it has preserved some of its features and in other cases it has had an independent development in the respective languages. The verbs in both languages, Albanian and Greek, display a variety of grammatical forms which follow a certain paradigm when used in a sentence. These forms bear similarities either as a result of the common Indo-European source or as a result of the independent development of each language; still, there are also some differences. A general comparative overview of the verbal system in both languages, which identifies these similar features and differences, will be the subject of this article.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n6p103


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