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Re: Distinction between adjectives and adverbs

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 21, 2000, 11:11
* Barry Garcia <Barry_Garcia@...> [000621 11:44]:
> I've been wondering, is it necessary to have a distinction between > adjectives and adverbs? If so, why? In Saalangal i've been treating the > two the same, and not using any suffix or whatever to make a distinction.
`Adverb' is often defined as whatever didn't fit into any of the other word-categories... Some adverbs (the -ly ones for instance) modify verbs or adjectives, like in "He walked *quickly*", while others modify the entire sentence or are straight out weird. I've combined adjectives and the first type of adverbs in my lang, the weird ones are in a currently unnamed category of their own. t.