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megas_yiannakis

Australia
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Posted - 10 Apr 2008 :  21:32:48  


Γειά σας! :)

Just a quick question thats been annoying me for some time now:

where did the modern greek 3rd person plural verb ending -ουν come from? is it in any way related to the ancient -ουσι(ν)?

comparing: παίζουσιν και παίζουν.

hmmm. im pretty sure the ousi(n) ending survived in Pontian? but i could be mistaken.

Any help appreciated. :)

John.


 

George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 11 Apr 2008 :  05:53:44  

 

Just as you guessed, it is a short form of ousin.

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