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Re: Adverbs VS Prepositional phrases

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Thursday, October 30, 2008, 12:22
On 2008-10-29 Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Several languages go the other way and use adverbs where English needs > a prep phrase, e.g. the Esperanto for "how do you say this in > Esperanto?" uses the adverb "esperante" =~ "Esperantoly" instead of > the prep phrase "in Esperanto". >
This is directly calqued on Latin _Latine loquor_ "To speak Latinly/in the Latin way". Of course _in Latin_ in _speak in Latin_ is an adverbial phrase! Cf. _Speak in the phone_ w. a prepositional phrase. /BP