Second position

From: Wayne Leman (
Date: Wed Feb 02 2000 - 10:05:40 EST

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I've been trying to recall the technical syntactic term that refers to when
a word appears in second position (second word) in a sentence. I recall
(that is, I know it's stored somewhere in my aging memory cells!) from my
linguistic studies that there is such a term and that many languages have
certain classes of words, typically conjunctions and adverbs, that appear
there. Greek GAR and DE typically appear in second position. I seem to
recall that the technical term is something like Hungsternagel's Position,
but that could be way off.

Anyone else know the term?

Or is there a different term used by Greek scholars for second position?


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