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Re: state verb

From:# 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>
Date:Sunday, January 2, 2005, 20:56
Chris Bates wrote:

># 1 wrote: > > > I tought about having in my conlang, all the state verbs derived from >the > same root > > I could derive > > - to be (or maybe devided it in >"ser" and "estar") > - to become > >Become isn't a stative verb. It's active, because it involves a change of >state, from not being something to being something.
Its french translation ("devenir") is Is the english definition of state verb (verbe d'état) the same as the french one? In french a state verb introduces an attribute - I am intelligent / I am blue / I am a man / I am a human - I become intelligent / I become blue / I become a man / I become a human (so what are you???) - I stay intelligent / I stay blue / I stay a man / I stay a human - I seem intelligent / I seem blue / I seem to be a man / I seem to be a human It's not the same thing in english? How do you call the verbs introducing an attribute? maybe attributive verb, it's the other french name if so can you help me to find others attributive verbs