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specialty journal of language studies and literature
Volume 4, 2020, Issue 2
Past Perfect Tense: from Old Iranian to Feyli Dialects
Mansour Bozorgmehr
Pages: 14-20


Feyli Lurish is a Southwestern Iranian dialect. Historically, it can be considered as continuation of the Middle Persian and Old Persian. Present perfect tense is derived from Simple past tense in Old Persian. Afterwards, Present perfect tense has led to past perfect tense in Middle Persian. Feyli Lurish has two types of past perfect tense. One of them is derived from Middle Persian and the other is like that in Modern Persian. Feyli Lurish is loosing what has inherited from Middle Persian. Feyli Kurdish or “Kurdi-ye Vali” as a northwestern Iranian dialect is closer to the Parthian. Past perfect tense is attested in the Parthian literature and it also exists in the Feyli Kurdish, however, It seems above mentioned tense finally will be absolescenced from the Feyli dialects

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specialty journal of language studies and literature
Issue 2, Volume 4, 2020