Re: adjectives and adverbs
|From:||Muke Tever <hotblack@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 7, 2005, 6:24|
Julia "Schnecki" Simon <helicula@...> wrote:
> On 6/5/05, Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...> wrote:
>> *Usual* adverbs are like
>> adjectives that refer to verbs instead of nouns. In French,
>> most adverbs end in -(e/am)ment, in English usually in -ly
>> and German does not make a difference between adjectives
>> and adverbs, though adverbs are not inflected for case,
>> gender and number as adjectives are.
> Which reminds me: Finnish has "ad-adjectives" (modifying adjectives)
> in addition to "normal" adjectives (modifying nouns) and adverbs
> (modifying verbs). Does anyone know if there are other languages
> (natlangs or conlangs) that do this kind of thing, or something
> similar (i.e. use clearly distinct kinds of adverbs for modifying
> different parts of speech, or different parts of a sentence)?
Something like that came up this morning in #wiktionary. I think
|borderline| would be that kind of "ad-adjective": it can modify nouns,
John is a borderline schizophrenic.
Many of his patients were hypoglycemic or borderline hypoglycemic.
But not really verbs or adverbs:
He *borderline became schizophrenic.
His brain was *borderline schizophrenically divided.
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