Confrontative Study between Past Perfect Indicative in German and Past Perfect and Aorist II Indicative in Albanian

Edesa Paheshti, Emine Teichmann


The present study represents a significant step forward to understand past perfect indicative in Albanian and German by comparing them in morphological, semantic and stilistic aspects. The semantic meaning of past perfect indicative in Albanian is very similar to that in German. But the Albanian language also alters another additional past tense called Aorist II, that it is not present in the standard German language. This work aims at giving practical and theoretical overview on approaches and differs of the past perfect between the two languages – we intend to show that by giving great argumentative examples, which help concretising and understanding better, and also offer a clear and detailed picture of uses and meanings of this tense in both languages. In particular, in this paper it is paid attention to the text grammar, as we think that is a very important and interested point of view by studying and comparing two grammars. Furthermore we consider the issue of translation from German in Albanian and controversialy. At this point we intend to find the grammar tools the German language uses for the translation of the albanian Aorist II. This publication will be a comprehensive and authorative reference work on complex past tenses bringing together the study on different linguistic aspects.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2017.v8n4s1p15

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