Re: Some weird verbs in Ayeri
|From:||Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 14:18|
Matahaniya ang Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>:
> You could have two types of adverbs, I suppose that's ok,
In fact, there would be three then :-) Adverbs of degree and
measure are added as clitics to words. This is illustrated
in 2b, where I wrote _kanka-kay_, which is "a bit of milk".
The hyphen indicates that the compound is not too strong, so
e.g. _-va_ (most) may also be used as a proper adjective
(regular _nuva_ when the head is in agentive case), because
adverbial endings usually don't like to be stacked. _-va_
(or _-va_, they're homorphemic (term?)) itself is used as
the ending for the superlative of both adjectives and
adverbs as well. That's maybe a bit englishy, but "most" and
the superlative seem to line up very well IMO. Note that the
adverb was IRL derived from the superlative ending some
> and I also suppose those that follow the verb cannot be
> used as a full verb?
Only as the derivation of the adjective -- adverbs are
technically just adjectives without agreement. If you derive
a verb from an adjective the stem will mostly not change,
maybe the last vowel is dropped, but that's all. So
adjective-derived verbs may be seen as adjectives taking
> I wonder whether Tatari Faran has two types of adverbs,
> when, as Eric said, one type is called 'adverb of manner'.
Teoh hasn't been much around for a while unfortunately, so I
guess I'll ask him directly pointing to this thread.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 03:41:59 pm