Re: adjectives -> adverbs
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 24, 1999, 5:18|
Daniel Andreasson wrote:
> Hello y'all!
> Lately I've been curious as to how adverbs are
> formed out of adjectives.
> I know that in Swedish you use the neuter form
> of adjectives, in English you use -ly, and in
> German you don't do anything at all.
> But there has to be more and cooler ways.
> I've been thinking about using an infix in my
> conlang Rinya. ('Paeno' = good ; 'paenio' = well)
> Or perhaps changing the last -o into -e.
> But then I run out of ideas. Do you guys know
> of any cool way of doing this? There has to
> be some unusual way in like African or Australian
> languages for example.
> Hope you can give me some ideas,
Turning adjectives into adverbs is fairly straightforward:in Teonaht you
just put a preposition in front of it
that means "of," "out of": so if _tystra_ means "sudden,"
then _o tystra_ means "suddenly." But weirder in T.
is the way it changes adverbs into verbs. Instead of
saying "I swam swiftly," elry o nimint nweth, you can
also say "in swimming I swifted," _rin nwethrem delry nimin_,
meaning "I swam swiftly," only here the verb is the stative
-ndi form "to be swift" and the verb swimming is allocated as