Present-day Hungarian usage is characterized by a simultaneous emergence of certain opposite tendencies that partially counterbalance one another. Such a pair of tendencies is the parallel use of compressed (synthetic) vs. expanded (analytic) expressions. This paper discusses the analytic tendency, presenting both older and more recent examples, the latter mainly gleaned from web pages. The synthetic and analytic tendencies mutually complement and balance one another. Synthetic expressions fit in well with the typological character of Hungarian; but changes that point in the analytic direction also contribute to the versatility, adaptability, and stylistic polyphony of this language.
Gabor Kemeny, no address given, contact the journal editor
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