Re: subjective temperature (was Re: idea: environment pronoun)
|From:||nicole dobrowolski <fuzzybluemonkeys@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 15, 2002, 18:56|
froge sionk daniel andreasson...
> 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
this is why it's generally a good idea to ask questions ;)... thanks
for answering :)
> 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.
well this has actually given me two different ways to handle this
situation... i could make cold into a noun:
seselora yest myo (it is cold/i am cold)
seselora to gaile yest myo (it is cold outside/i am cold the outside)
and since i have no word for refridgerator in narethanaal:
memenai to alkso yest myo (the soup is hot/i am hot the soup)
or as an adjective:
yest selora myo (it is cold/i am cold)
to gaile yest selora myo (i am cold outside/the outside is cold)
to alkso yest menai myo (the soup is hot)
> > 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. :)
well... up until this point i haven't been a big fan of adverbs but
the oppurtunity to make 'the fridge' an adverb is just too hard to
pass up so it definitely is one in the above sentences...
> Oh, and Darkwing Duck rules! :D
yes. he does.
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