The diachronic development of imperfective affixes in New Iranian
There are various imperfective markers in New Iranian languages including prefixes mi-, me-, e-, et-, a-, at-, ti-, di-, de-, etc. and suffixes -a, -e, -de, etc. These formatives are well understood only for New Persian, which due to the accident of attestation, has a clear etymon (NP, mi- ← OP. ham-aiwa `same one, always'). In this project, I examine the distribution of imperfective affixes in Kurdish varieties and beyond to establish their true etyma and diachronic trajectory.