The Historical Development of the Types of the First Person Plural Imperative in German: A Dissertation Submitted to the Philosophical Faculty of the  by William KurrelmeyerThe Historical Development of the Types of the First Person Plural Imperative in German: A Dissertation Submitted to the Philosophical Faculty of the  by William Kurrelmeyer

The Historical Development of the Types of the First Person Plural Imperative in German: A…

byWilliam Kurrelmeyer

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Excerpt from The Historical Development of the Types of the First Person Plural Imperative in German: A Dissertation Submitted to the Philosophical Faculty of the Johns Hopkins University for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

The scope of this study is to trace the development of the various locutions that have expressed the first person plural imperative in the German language. Low German and Dutch have also been considered, because of the relationship of the literatures during the late Middle High German period. Gothic has been brie?y referred to.

The subject has not heretofore been treated in a detailed way by any of the German grammarians. Grimm, Deutsche Gramm. IV. 88, devotes a page to the discussion of the type lasst ans, which, according to him, was introduced into German by Luther. This statement however, is erroneous, as the form occurs more than 150 years earlier in High German, and is quite common during the fifteenth century. A single instance of the type sollen is also mentioned by him inciden tally, as well as the type wollen, which is cited from Alemannic.

Erdmann, Deutsche Syntax, §4, makes the statement that in M. H. G. The usual type is gen, whereas the type gen wir according to him is exceptional. This statement also will be found to be incorrect.

Paul, M. H. D. Gram., 4. Aufl., 196. 2, 283, brie?y mentions the types gen and gen wir.

Weinhold, Alem. Gram, 369, mentions the type gen as being distinctively Alemannic, which statement is correct.

This is about the sum total of what has been written on this subject.

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Title:The Historical Development of the Types of the First Person Plural Imperative in German: A…Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.18 inPublished:August 3, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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