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subjective temperature (was Re: idea: environment pronoun)

From:daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Date:Monday, April 15, 2002, 14:05
nicole dobrowolski wrote:

> monkey child... so in narethanaal you would say something > like 'i am cold' or 'i am cold outside' rather than 'it is > cold' or 'it is cold outside'... so i was wondering what > 'cold' would be in this instance..? adjective? direct > object?
'Adjective' is a word class and 'direct object' is a "function" or "part of speech". So you're right in that it is an adjective, but the function in this case is "predicative". The "direct object" of copulas such as "be" are called predicative. So I am cold. = predicative The cold monkey. = attributive If adjectives function as nouns in narethanaal and you mark nouns and adjectives for case, then "cold" would probably end up in the nominative. Otherwise just leave it as it is.
> and what about 'outside'?
This is an adverbial of place. If "the fridge" can be used like this in narethanaal, then you might call it an adverb in this particular case. I haven't seen anything like it though, which is even more reason for you to actually go through with it. :) Oh, and Darkwing Duck rules! :D ||| daniel -- danielandreasson @ |


nicole dobrowolski <fuzzybluemonkeys@...>