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digeh as a focus marker

Non-lexical functions of digeh:

1) emphasis , to indicate the cognitive state of certainty the speaker tries to transfer to the hearer
* divoonam kardeh bood digeh - (he/she) made me crazy
دیوونم کرده بود دیگه
crazy - divoonam

2) to gain time , to mark the speaker’s attempt in extracting information from his/her memory
* ba'd digeh ba'd chiz kard...raftim filmo negaa kardim - then he did ...then we went and watched the movie
بعد دیگه بعد چیز کرد ... رفتیم فیلمو نگا کردیم
ba'd - then
chiz - something
raftan - to go
negaah kardan - to watch

3) to close one topic and shift to another topic

Could someone please give an example for nr 3?

Alami , M. (2016): An Investigation of Pragmatic Functions and Position of Prevalent Persian Discourse Markers Used in Casual Conversations among Tehrani Speakers . International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature, Vol. 5 No. 1

Aug 21, 2016 10:51 PM
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3. خوب  بسه دیگه! بیاین شروع کنیم


 basseh digeh=that's enough or "enough is enough"

biayn shorou konim=Let's get started. 

August 22, 2016
thank you so much dear Maryam!
August 22, 2016
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