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Clitic order in Hittite

Clitic conjunctions (in the ‘Host’ slot) are taken to be in situ (Agbayani & Golston 2010); we also propose this for quotative –wa(r), both occupying head-positions in the syntax. For clitic conjunctions, this is a conjunctive head which takes the second conjunct clause as its complement; for the quotative clitic, we propose that it is the highest functional head in the clause, marking its complement as quoted material. The late placement of the reflexive (slot 5) and verb-particles (slot 6) suggest that they are in fixed syntactic positions lower than the pronominal group (slots 2-4). We treat the reflexive –za and the verb particles as syntactic heads immediately dominating the verb’s projection.

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